Tottenham have secured the long-term future of Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer by extending his stay at the club to 2021.
The 23 year old has impressed in his debut season for the club, playing as a more than dependable understudy to the imperious Belgian partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
Despite having only played 10 league matches for Tottenham, the midfielder has proven himself to be a more than dependable option for the club when called upon.
The Austrian international made his name as an uncompromising centre back during a success stint at FC Köln, for whom he made 96 appearances in all competitions between 2012 and 2015, prior to his transfer to White Hart Lane last summer for a fee reported to be in the region of £4.3m.
Capturing the centre back’s long-term future is further proof of Pochettino’s belief in the quality already possessed within the squad and a statement from the club that they intend to retain the talent at their disposal; rather than fall foul of the overtures of other teams as has happened in his past.
The centre back joins Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele in extending his stay at the club.
With his best years still surely ahead of him, the news has been greeted by excitement from almost all fans of the club, who will undoubtedly be expecting him to grow into a defensive stalwart in the years to come.
Written by Joe Thomas