Tottenham 24-year-old closing in on move to London rivals for eight-figure fee - report
By Harvey Byrne
Fringe Tottenham centre-back Kevin Wimmer is closing in on a move to London rivals Crystal Palace for an impressive eight-figure fee according to a report.
The Sun have claimed on their website that the 24-year-old Austria international is set for a move across the English capital after turning down West Brom as Tony Pulis wanted to play him as a full-back.
This is said to have led to Palace boss Frank de Boer moving swiftly and is believed that he has also beat Premier League rivals Stoke in a £15million deal for the Spurs man.
The report states that Wimmer, who joined for just £4.3million two summers a go has been told that he can leave north London after the signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in a club-record deal.
Meanwhile, Wimmer himself is also believed to be keen on a move as he seeks regular first team football after playing just 10 times in all competitions last season.
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It has been clear for a while now that Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t believe Wimmer to even be good enough to be a backup centre-back for Tottenham given he favoured Eric Dier last season and the signing of Sanchez has only pushed Wimmer further down the pecking order. Sanchez is a young centre-back who will only get better and Spurs will be hoping he will prove the long-term successor for either of Jan Vertonghen or Toby Alderweireld. Wimmer is certainly not viewed in the same way and therefore in a World Cup year where he will be looking to play regularly this deal suits all.
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