By Amir Mir
Tottenham have rejected multiple offers for highly-rated defender Kevin Wimmer – and fans on Twitter have stated that he needs to stay.
Wimmer’s agent, Mithat Halis told ESPN that Spurs want to keep the 24-year-old after turning down several offers from Premier League and Bundesliga clubs.
“Cologne made an offer,” Halis told ESPN. “There have been a few offers from the Premier League and the Bundesliga. There is a lot of interest.
“Tottenham do not want to sell. All offers have been turned down and he is staying.”
Fans on social media were glad to see that Wimmer won’t be leaving the club as they believe he has a bright future ahead of him.
One fan stated that no other defensive signings need to be made as Spurs have the likes of Wimmer and Ben Davies as back up.
Additionally, supporters were adamant that the 24-year-old should replace the injured Jan Vertonghen in the starting line-up over the coming months.
The Belgian is set to be sidelined after injuring his cruciate ligaments which could see him miss for a few months of action.
As a result, the White Hart Lane faithful backed Wimmer to fill the senior player’s role in a back three as Mauricio Pochettino’s side chase the title.
The north London club have the tightest defence in the Premier League with only 14 goals conceded in their 21 league games.leaders Chelsea have conceded one more, while third-placed Liverpool
Leaders Chelsea have conceded one more, while third-placed Liverpool have shipped 24 goals this term.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ricardo 🧔🏻 Moretti (@FormallyRicky) January 18, 2017
No chance that he will wimaway awimaway
— My Football Facts (@myfootballfacts) January 18, 2017
don't suppose incomings likely? Although way our recruitment has been going, we're probably best off not bothering
— Jason Lee 🇮🇱🇮🇪🇮🇱 (@Lee88Jay) January 18, 2017
— Renault Moreko (@MorekoTHFC) January 19, 2017
Wimmer will be hoping to be in action when Pochettino’s side take on Manchester City on Saturday evening in a crucial title decider.
They will then take on minnows Wycombe for a place in the next round of the FA Cup.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have been given a deadline to push through this £15million deal.