Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer has passed his medical at Stoke City ahead of an initial £15million move.
The fee could rise to £18million for the Austrian defender who has found regular first-team football at Spurs hard to come by.
Wimmer 24, has already stated his desire to be playing week in, week out at his age and looks set to get the opportunity to remain in the Premier League under Mark Hughes.
Stoke have beaten both Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion to land the player, who recently snubbed a move to West Brom as he didn’t want to play left-back.
Wimmer joined Spurs for £4.3m from Cologne but made just 29 starts in all competitions in two years. Hardly surprising when you have Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen ahead of you in the central defensive pecking order.
All I can say about Wimmer is how well he filled in for Vertonghen a couple of seasons ago after he suffered a knee injury. He deserves to be playing regularly, and we cannot offer him that luxury.
In other Spurs defender news, Juan Foyth is set to be confirmed as a Spurs player before Thursday’s deadline slams shut.
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