FC Koln official reveals Tottenham Hotspur’s offer for Kevin Wimmer

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FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer seems to have impressed Tottenham Hotspur.

FC Koln executive director Alexander Wehrle has told German magazine Kicker that they have rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for Kevin Wimmer.

Explaining the decision not to accept the bid for the defender, Wehrle said: “Kevin Wimmer will definitely play in Cologne until the end of the season.”

The interest of Spurs in Wimmer will come as a surprise to many, especially as they have not been linked with the youngster previously.

The Austria Under-21 international is a talented defender and has been an important player for Koln in the Bundesliga so far this season.

Given the age and relative lack of experience of Wimmer, it would appear that Tottenham want to invest in him for the long term, perhaps maybe as a back-up to their current centre-backs.

Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio are the two first-choice centre-backs in the Spurs squad, with Eric Dier as their understudy.

Perhaps Tottenham’s idea was to sign Wimmer, allow him the second half of the season to adapt to the Premier League and then see how he does in the 2015-16 campaign.

Whatever Spurs’ thinking may have been, it appears that the youngster is not leaving Koln today.

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