Kevin Wimmer: These two factors were crucial for my 'dream' Tottenham move

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The 22-year-old has been discussing what convinced him to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham new-boy Kevin Wimmer says two factors were crucial in securing his 'dream' move to the north London side, according to the club's official website.

While away on international duty with Austria, the defender admitted it was always his dream to play in the Premier League - and also credited the 'amazing' White Hart Lane atmosphere as something else that persuaded him to move to the capital.

Wimmer says it is an 'honour and a pleasure' to play for Spurs and the 22-year-old is hoping he can make an impression as the first ever Austrian to play for the club.

Tottenham struggled at the back last season and a young defender such as Wimmer will no doubt be someone the fans will look towards in terms of potential for the future.

Wimmer told Spurs TV: "I always thought it would be a dream for me if, one day, I could get the chance to play in the Premier League.

"I'm still young at 22 and it's an honour and a pleasure for me to play for a big club like this. I think, when the stadium is full on a match-day, the atmosphere must be amazing.

"When you watch it on television, the atmosphere is amazing. I read that I'm the first Austrian player to play for Tottenham and, for sure, I have to try and give my best so that no one can say Austrians aren't very good!"

Despite their defensive woes under Mauricio Pochettino last campaign, the north London side still finished fifth in the Premier League, also reaching the Capital One Cup final.

Sorting out their back four, then, could take Spurs a very long way indeed. Wimmer will hope to play a big part in that.

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