Stoke sign Wimmer

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Stoke City have officially announced the signing of 24 year old Austrian centre-back Kevin Wimmer, who arrived from Spurs on a 5 year deal.

With regular first-team football simply not on the cards at Tottenham, the young Austrian international had made his intentions to leave clear from day 1 of the Summer transfer window.

The defender had been hopeful of completing a deal to keep him in the Premier League all Summer and today Stoke City have announced the signing of Wimmer on a 5 year deal.

As stated in Stoke’s announcement on social media, the deal is rumoured to have cost Stoke roughly £18 million, which is a fantastic return on a player who joined Tottenham for just £4.3 million in 2015.

Speaking about the move, Wimmer said in his first interview at Stoke City:

“I had some really good conversations with the manager [Mark Hughes] and they were important for me.”

“He is a very good manager and I like the way he approaches the game. His style of play suits the way I like to play too -he likes his defenders to be able to play out with the ball.”

“I am just so happy to be at Stoke now because I really wanted to come here, to a club with such big tradition, so I feel really good and am very excited about meeting up with everybody and getting ready for the matches ahead.”

No thanks, Kevin?

Are you sad to see Wimmer leave? Or does the money more than make up for it?

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