Tottenham Agree deal for young international



As predicted by our dubious selves when appointed, Mauricio Pochettino has taken the club forward and is now favoured by many to most Tottenham fans.

But few would argue that the defence still needs improvement and the centre back area is surely due some investment in the summer.

Latest reports in several sources state with confidence that the answer could come in the shape of Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer. Sky Sports says:

The club are actively looking to sign a new centre-half before next season and are very interested in the 22-year-old Austrian, who has impressed in his 25 appearances for the Bundesliga club this term.

There have been reports in Germany that a deal has already been verbally agreed for him to move to White Hart Lane but Sky Sports understands those claims are premature.

The Guardian goes even further:

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a €6m (£4.3m) deal with FC Köln to sign the central defender Kevin Wimmer in the summer.

The Guardian also suggests that this move could mean curtains for the Tottenham careers of the sometimes clumsy Younès Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches.

Tottenham have been through many centre backs over the last 5 years but only Jan Vertonghen has really done the business. If Spurs can find him a top quality partner then we could be looking at top four next season with real belief. Whether a 22 year old can carry the burden alone remains to be seen – we still think that another centre back is likely to come on but we have seen that Pochettino is prudent with the club’s money – but he looks full of promise.

At 22 he has played for the Austrian youth international set up for a few years. The 6ft 2in star is on 9 caps for the U21s and is fully expected to make the step up to full international honours in the coming year.

Let’s take a look at the lad in action in the rare clips that we could find of him. Tottenham fans: is this the answer to the defensive frailty or do you need a more experienced partner for Vertonghen?


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