Report: FC Koln line up Austrian international team-mate replacement for Tottenham Hotspur bound Kevin Wimmer

Sebastian Prodl is reportedly on his way to Cologne on a free transfer from Werder Bremen.

It was reported in March 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 continued and the player himself spoke about the links in an interview with German daily Bild last month, stating he had spoken to Pochettino about a move and had a look around Hotspur Way.

Of course one potential stumbling block would be replacing Wimmer at Koln. Now, it seems they have a man in place to do just that - who just so happens to be an international team-mate.

A report from claims that Werder Bremen defender and fellow Austrian international Sebastian Prodl has been earmarked as his replacement. He is out of contract this summer and has already confirmed plans to leave the Weserstadion this summer.

Koln are now reportedly close to agreeing a deal with the player, pipping Besiktas to his signature.

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, especially as Koln now have a capable replacement lined up.

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