Tottenham sign Wimmer from Koln

The White Hart Lane outfit have beaten off interest from Arsenal to bring the 22-year-old to north London, with the centre-back signing a five-year deal

Tottenham have completed the signing of Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer from Bundesliga side Koln.

The 22-year-old has finally rubber-stamped the deal after undergoing a medical and penning personal terms with the north Londoners.

He has agreed a five-year deal with the north London outfit, having made 32 appearances in Bundesliga during the 2014-15 campaign.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to contend with interest from Arsenal to sign the centre-back, with the fee likely to be in the region of €5.5 million.

SIGNED: We are delighted to announce that we have completed the signing of @kevin28wimmer from 1. FC Köln. #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 29, 2015

“Tottenham is a great opportunity for me,” Wimmer told Koln’s official website.

“It is not easy for me yet to leave Koln. I had a wonderful time in Cologne and want to thank the coaching staff, my team-mates and the whole club for the trust and support heartily.

“Koln and its fantastic fans will always be special to me.”