Talking to Sky Sport Austria, Spurs bench-warmer Kevin Wimmer has revealed his desire to remain in the Premier League next season.
After signing for Spurs in 2015 for £4.3 million, 24 year old centre-back Kevin Wimmer has failed to earn himself a regular spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans.
This Summer, it is largely expected that the Austrian international will depart the club, but so far the £20 million price-tag placed on the defender has only deterred potential buyers.
Amidst reported interest from Southampton, Wimmer spoke out on the frustration he feels at being unable to swiftly move on to a new club. He told Sky Sport Austria:
“24 years of age is where it is most important to play regularly and not only have to train week after week and sit on the bench.”
“In the next few days and weeks, the main focus will certainly be placed on what is there for offers.”
“We will definitely look around, it’s time to look for something, where the chances of regular use are again higher.”
Wimmer then went on to discuss potential destinations, revealing his desire to stay in the Premier League.
“For me, it would be the most beautiful if I could stay in the Premier League,” He added.
“But the league is very good for me, also from Germany, I have to look closely at how Tottenham’s side looks at what they are doing and how it actually looks with the release sum.”
But the Austrian defender didn’t rule out a move back to the Bundesliga. He said:
“In Cologne, I have experienced three super years.”
“I believe that Cologne is always a very nice step for me, you have to look at what happens, but I would prefer it if I could remain in the Premier League.”
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