Kevin Wimmer signs for Tottenham on five-year deal

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Kevin Wimmer has become Tottenham's first signing of the summer, having completing his move from Bundesliga side Cologne for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal.

The Austrian defender has made 72 appearances for the German side since his 2012 move from LASK Linz and has become a crucial member of the side who finished 12th in their first season back in the Bundesliga.


A statement on the Spurs website read: "Kevin has gone on to become a regular in the FC Köln defence, as they earned promotion to the German top-flight in 2014, and was a standout performer in their first season back in the Bundesliga this year."

The centre-half has been capped once for Austria and will join up with his country for their Euro 2016 qualifier in June against Russia.

Physical presence

Standing at 6ft 2in tall, the 22-year old has been brought in to shore up Mauricio Pochettino's defence with his physical presence, adding a dimension the side have lacked at times. The transfer may pave the way for both Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches, who was dismissed cheaply against Stoke City in his last Premier League appearance this season, to leave White Hart Lane.

Emphasis on youth

Pochettino appears to be adding a youth element to Spur's squad, ushering through the next generation of Spurs stars. This could evidenced by the fact he also signed youngsters DeAndre Yedlin from MLS side the Seattle Sounders and Dele Ali from MK Dons in the January window.

The Argentine manager has also confirmed that Alex Pritchard, who was on loan at Brentford last season, will be a key part of the squad next season and with the likes of young Englishman Ryan Mason and the iconic Harry Kane, the side certainly has a youthful core.

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