Tottenham career of senior player is coming to an end - report
By Harry Sykes
Kevin Wimmer’s Tottenham career is drawing to a close, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim the Austria international is unlikely to be at White Hart Lane much longer after slipping down the pecking order in his second season at the club.
It is said that “Wimmer’s days at Spurs look numbered” and mentions two particularly wretched displays from him over the last two months, against Arsenal in the Premier League and away to Monaco as his side were eliminated from the Champions League.
The centre-back, 24, is reportedly the subject of interest from Southampton and Bundesliga outfit Borussia Mochengladbach.
Wimmer has made just six appearances for Spurs this season and is expected to be overlooked for Wednesday night’s showdown against Chelsea at White Hart Lane.
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He started last Sunday’s 4-1 triumph over Watford as Mauricio Pochettino chose to play three centre-backs in the absence of the suspended Jan Vertonghen.
But Wimmer has dropped down the centre-back pecking order this season, with the versatile Eric Dier used as the third choice player in central backline, behind establishing pairing Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
Football Insider verdict:
In centre-back terms, a position that takes time to learn, Wimmer is still young. But it is highly doubtful whether he will get an extended run under Pochettino in the short or medium term future. He is regarded by the manager as a rainy day solution, okay when the heavens close in and the big guns are unavailable, but a fringe man when the picture is rosy. It will worry Wimmer that he was not only behind rookie Cameron Carter-Vickers in the pecking order earlier in the season but that Eric Dier is now regarded as the third-choice centre-back. For the sake of his career, Wimmer should look to move on and find a new club.
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