Spurs confirm Wimmer’s Stoke City switch

Spurs confirm Wimmer’s Stoke City switch

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the transfer of defender, Kevin Wimmer from the club to fellow PL side, Stoke City.

He has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Potters, in a deal worth £18million.

“We have reached agreement with @stokecity for the transfer of @kevinwimmer27. We wish Kevin all the best,” Spurs said in a statement on their social media account.

The 24-year-old found first team football at Spurs difficult to come by, having made just 31 appearances for them since his move from Bundesliga side, FC Cologne in 2015.

Wimmer impressed in his first season at Spurs, leading to a contract extension at the North London club last summer, but still couldn’t get enough games.

“We are delighted to have been able to conclude a deal to bring Kevin to the Club,” Tony Scholes, Stoke’s Chief Executive, said.

“He has been in huge demand this summer having shown his qualities in the Premier League during his two years with Tottenham Hotspur, so we are delighted that he has chosen to continue his career here at the bet365 Stadium,” he added.

The player also expressed delight with his switch to Bet365.

“I am just so happy to be at Stoke now because I really wanted to come here, to a Club with such big tradition,” the Austrian said.

“I feel really good and am very excited about meeting up with everybody and getting ready for the matches ahead.”

Stoke manager, Mark Huges also expressed his happiness with how the club has gone about fixing its defensive department.

“Kevin is an undoubted talent and he will significantly add to the quality of the group of players that I already have at my disposal.

“We put a real emphasis on trying to enhance the defensive areas of the squad this summer and we feel that we have been able to do that.

Wimmer becomes the Potters’ seventh signing of the summer, after the initial arrival of Darren Fletcher, Josh Tymon, Kurt Zouma, Bruno Martins Indi, Maxim Choupo-Moting and Jess Rodriguez.

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