Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly signed central defender Kevin Wimmer from mid table Bundesliga side FC Koln for a fee of 4.3m.
The towering 22-year-old hard-man has been pivotal in his team’s push to avoid relegation and has become a star player for the German outfit.
In fact, prior to his sending off for a professional foul on 90 minutes against Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend, Wimmer had played every minute of league football for his side this season.
The newly promoted Koln have only won seven of their 25 Bundesliga outings so far but, due to their strong defensive line-up, have only conceded three more goals than second-placed Wolfsburg.
The Austrian International will move to White Hart Lane in the summer and brings with him the commanding presence Mauricio Pochettino desperately needs in his backline with Jan Vertonghen struggling for any sort of form.
A similar style of player to the Belgian, Wimmer does offer one notable improvement which is that he likes to hold his line and focus on defensive duties whereas Vertonghen looks to get forward often and is constantly caught out of position.
Not the world class signing that many Tottenham fans would have hoped for but Pochettino has a reputation for building young squads and developing promising talents so he could be one to watch for the future.