Remember the halcyon days of last week when we were convinced Kevin Wimmer was going to West Bromwich Albion? Nope. Reports are coming in that Wimmer is on his way to becoming a Stoke City player.
The Stoke Sentinel is reporting that Spurs’ Austrian center back is on his way to Stoke’s Clayton Wood Training Ground in Stoke-on-Trent to undergo a medical ahead of a reported £15m transfer. That’s the same fee as the West Brom reports, but a very different club.
Unconfirmed rumors on Twitter suggested that Wimmer turned down a move to West Brom because Tony Pulis intended to turn him into a left back, instead of his preferred center back position. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but if it is it’s deeply hilarious.
Wimmer was held out of Tottenham’s match day 18 entirely in today’s 1-1 draw with Burnley, presumably because he was set to head to Stoke later tonight. He’s been linked away from Spurs all summer, but with the incoming acquisitions of Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth, his days have been numbered for quite some time. Pending the medical, the transfer could go through as soon as Monday.
#thfc Kevin Wimmer appeared to be saying goodbye to Spurs staff and leaves Wembley with entourage in tow.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) August 27, 2017
(Sidebar: Wimmer has an entourage?)
Kevin might be losing his bestie in Son Heung-Min, but he’ll be going to a club with former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch. My advice to Kevin: make friends with Crouchy.