For most of this season, Kevin Wimmer has been consigned mostly for bench duty and reserve/cup minutes for Tottenham Hotspur. The Austrian center back played a big role during Tottenham’s push for the Premier League title last season after Jan Vertonghen went down with a knee injury, but has seemingly taken a back seat to Eric Dier in Spurs’ defensive rotation this year.
That’s led to a lot of speculation about Wimmer’s future with the team, and also led him to be linked with a move out of White Hart Lane, with his old club Cologne interested in bringing him back, as well as interest from Wolfsburg and Dortmund. However, his agent, Mithat Halis, is now on the record in saying that Spurs are rebuffing any approaches for Wimmer, and that he’s not for sale.
"Cologne made an offer. There have been a few offers from the Premier League and the Bundesliga. There is a lot of interest.
"Tottenham do not want to sell. All offers have been turned down and he is staying."
Even before Vertonghen’s current ankle injury, which will keep him sidelined for up to ten weeks, it was unlikely that Spurs would be willing to part with Wimmer. Now, it’s entirely unsurprising. Wimmer likely didn’t get into the side when Toby Alderweireld was injured because Wimmer’s a left footed left sided CB, and Pochettino seems to really believe in replacing a right sided, right footed CB with another right footed player. With Jan now sidelined. Wimmer is the most likely player to fill in for him, though he could face some competition from Ben Davies.
Spurs may or may not need to think about purchasing a new central defender this summer, but it would be completely foolish to sell one in January. Wimmer’s not going anywhere, even if the Bundesliga wants him.