In 2015, Tottenham Hotspur secured the signature of promising young centre back, Kevin Wimmer from German team, FC Koln for what seemed to be a steal at £4.3 million (The Guardian).
Wimmer had a promising start when filling in for Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen when they were out injured.
He was commanding and dominant in the air as he appeared 10 times for spurs in his first season.
His second wasn’t as fruitful as he only managed 5 appearances and with the incoming Davidson Sanchez and Juan Foyth, his Spurs future was up in the air at the end of the 2016/17 season (transfermarkt).
This is where the brilliance of Daniel Levy shines bright, squeezing as much juice out of a deal as possible… and his victim?
Enter Stoke City with an offer of £18 million giving Levy and Tottenham a profit of £14 million (BBC).
This will probably be looked back on as one of Levy’s many masterstrokes as Kevin Wimmer has been sidelined by Stoke after an unimpressive season on loan to Bundesliga side, Hannover.
According to reports, Kevin Wimmer has been asked by manager, Nathan Jones to remain at home rather than join Stoke on their pre-season tour of the Netherlands. (Sky Sports).
Spurs Web Opinion:
From what started as a promising career at Tottenham, this has certainly been a fall from grace for Wimmer.
But if those few glimpses of quality are anything to go by, he has enough to get himself back into the game. However, his snub from the Stoke City boss certainly looks as if his future lies away from the Potteries.
We wish you all the best, Wimmer.
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