Wimmer confirms Tottenham move

The Austrian defender, who has made 32 Bundesliga appearances this season, has revealed that he is on the verge of becoming the north London club’s first summer signing

Kevin Wimmer has confirmed that he will join Tottenham this summer, with Koln officials also affirming that the centre-back will be sold when the transfer window reopens.

Wimmer has long been linked with a move to White Hart Lane, and Goal understands that Spurs have beaten off competition from north London rivals Arsenal to secure the 22-year-old’s signature.

The Austria international started for Koln in their final game of the Bundesliga season on Saturday – a 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg – and revealed afterwards that he will be a Spurs player next season.

“I go to Tottenham to go to the next level of my career,” he told Bild. “I don’t mind if they play next season in the Europa League.”

Koln, meanwhile, have also confirmed that Wimmer will indeed leave the club, but they have refused to reveal who he will be joining.

“Wimmer will be sold but for contractual reasons we cannot say where he’s going,” a club spokesman added. “The new club don’t want that.”

Koln finished the season in 12th in the Bundesliga, with Wimmer making 32 league appearances as die Geissbocke posted the sixth best defensive record in the division.