Tottenham Hotspur target Kevin Wimmer confirms he has spoken to Mauricio Pochettino and visited club

The FC Koln defender is on looking like joining Tottenham in the summer.

It was reported last month by the London Evening Standard that Tottenham Hotspur were looming in on the signature of FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer.

The Austrian defender has showed some good form for the German cub this season and Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly very confident of agreeing a £5 million fee for the player to arrive in the summer.

Those reports have continued and now the player has spoken about the links in an interview with German daily Bild.

Wimmer spoke candidly about his future with Bild, stating:

"Both coaches see the positive for me and think that I should use it as an opportunity. No one has talked poorly to me.

"[The Premier League] would be the next big step for me. I think that is a very good league in which I could help develop myself very well.

"Yes, I have seen much of the city [London] and also the club system of Tottenham. It is not so bad.

"The current coach Mauricio Pochettino is very well positioned at Tottenham. He told me that he relies on young players and I was observed very often."

Spurs are said to be after a new defender, as the form of Younes Kaboul, Vlad Chiriches and Federico Fazio has been far from convincing this season.

Wimmer, who can also play at left-back, has been in fantastic form this season and it seems as though he is all set to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

Spurs fans will hope he, along with Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen and any of the strugglers that might come good form, can shore up the Tottenham defence and help guide them to Champions League qualification next season.

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