Tottenham Hotspur have been unacceptably porous at the back this year and need to shore up the center of defense during the upcoming transfer window if they hope to challenge for higher honors in the next year. Kevin Wimmer, the Austrian international plying his trade for Bundesliga strugglers FC Köln, has been identified early by Spurs' front office as a young, dynamic answer to the teams current struggles in central defense. Neither of these are new developments.
What is new, however, is getting a glimpse into Wimmer's thoughts on the potential switch.
Speaking to German radio station, 1LIVE, he explained the situation, as he perceives it.
Nothing is done yet...[d]efinitely there is interest in my services. Both clubs have agreed we will at first be sure of our top-flight status. And then we will see what's going to happen.
While I am no insider on this transfer, these comments scream "I'm moving to North London this summer, but that is not my focus now; let's stay up first, talk transfer second".
With all the vague comments and agent speak that usually surround a transfer like this, it is actually refreshing to get an instance of semi-transparency from a player regarding his move. Let us hope that nothing drastic happens in the next six weeks, as this move seems to fit the purpose of the clubs and player involved nicely.