Tottenham Hotspur have completed their first signing of the summer with Kevin Wimmer joining the club, according to Sky Sources.
The Austrian International will join the club in June on a four-year-deal and will cost the club around £4million. Wimmer claimed after Cologne’s game with Wolfsburg this afternoon that he had completed the deal and was ‘looking forward to playing for Tottenham Hotspur’.
This marks the beginning of Mauricio Pochettino’s transfer plans, with a young and hungry defender being bought, maybe replacing Vlad Chiriches and/or Younes Kaboul, defenders who Pochettino has made perfectly clear that he doesn’t want them at the club.
The 22 year old also said that ‘he doesn’t mind playing Europa League football next season’, which is great considering that Pochettino is looking to win the Europa League next season. This move also shows how Daniel Levy is confident of giving the manager the power to buy his own players, moving that responsibility away from Sporting Director Franco Baldini.
At the end of Cologne’s game today, Wimmer gave his farewells, emotional as they were, and he left the stadium looking to make his way to White Hart Lane to be apart of the new look Pochettino team next season.