Rumour Mill: West Brom In For Wimmer?

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According to The Telegraph, West Brom are close to agreeing a £15 million deal to sign Austrian centre-back Kevin Wimmer from Spurs and are expected to announce the capture within the next few days.

The 24 year old has been widely expected to leave North-London for most of the Summer, despite initial fears that the £20 million price-tag Spurs had slapped on the defender was pricing Wimmer out of the market.

However, according to The Telegraph, West Brom and Spurs are now in advanced negotiations over the permanent transfer of the Austrian international in a deal that could eventually rise to Tottenham’s preferred figure of £20 million in add-ons and bonuses.

Pulis has reportedly only turned to Wimmer, who signed for Spurs in 2015 for £4.3 million, as an option very recently after having abandoning his attempts to sign Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson.

The Telegraph also reports that this deal could signal progress being made in Tottenham’s efforts to sign 21 year old Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.

However, it is thought that this deal does not pave the way for Jonny Evans to swap The Hawthornes for The Etihad, despite Manchester City’s plans to launch a second bid for the 29 year old.

Will you be sad to see Wimmer go? Or is the £20 million more than worth it?

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  1. Not sad to see him go as he’s had a forgettable summer. Doubt he’s worth more than 10 mil as his experience for 2 years is spotty. Him being a lefty centerback is about his strongest asset.


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