In Focus: Moving Wimmer on from Spurs makes perfect sense

As reported by The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to offload one of their few faltering stars of last season, but only if they make a significant profit.

What’s the story?

Spurs often seem to get good value in the transfer market but if latest reports around Kevin Wimmer come to fruition, they’ll deserve even more credit than usual.

The Sun reckon the club are looking to offload flop defender Wimmer for a staggering £20m, over four times the amount that saw him arrive at the club from Bundesliga side Cologne two years ago.

The paper say no bids have been lodged but reckon Daniel Levy is determined to sell the defender before he signs off on Mauricio Pochettino’s defensive targets.

A realistic amount?

Wimmer hasn’t exactly been a roaring success at White Hart Lane, certainly not to the extent that he would more than quadruple his value. He’s made just 15 English Premier League appearances in two seasons, part of 30 in total in all competitions.

This season he failed to make any sort of impact in Pochettino’s team and it’s no surprise that the Spurs boss is happy to see him move on.

He’s unlikely to have a future at the club but if Levy is really determined to hold out for £20m as per The Sun, then he could be hanging around for longer than supporters might want.