The Davinson Sanchez to Tottenham Hotspur transfer is throwing up a lot of smoke in the transfer rumor marketplace right now, and there might also be some corroboration via an entirely different transfer rumor. According to the Telegraph, Tottenham are in negotiations with West Bromwich Albion for the transfer of Kevin Wimmer to the midlands.
Wimmer has been on the outs with Mauricio Pochettino for more than a year. After putting in a very good shift alongside Toby Alderweireld in 2015-16 after an injury to Jan Vertonghen, Wimmer barely saw the pitch last season and appears to be deep in Pochettino’s doghouse for some reason.
The Telegraph reports that the transfer fee is for £15m, and that Tony Pulis initiated the move. The move could be finalized by early next week. Wimmer signed with Spurs two seasons ago for £4.3m.
This isn’t confirmation that Davinson Sanchez is about to be a Tottenham Hotspur player, but it is further evidence that stuff is finally happening in Spurs-land. It seems unlikely that Spurs would want to let Wimmer go without a replacement coming in, since Spurs are already a bit thin at center back and could be switching to a back three for some matches this season. Sanchez would be an upgrade on Wimmer, if only because he’s young enough that he can still develop. (He’s probably still better than Wimmer, and can play comfortably in a back three.)
Again, this is rumor, but put the Wimmer rumor and the Sanchez rumor together and you have something that looks pretty compelling. But spare some thoughts for Son Heung-Min, who looks likely to lose his bestie to Tony Pulis. That has to be kind of painful.