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Tottenham summer signing Kevin Wimmer must resist shortcut to first team football

Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer is wanted by Marseille.

Kevin Wimmer's summer transfer to Tottenham was overshadowed by Toby Alderweireld's arrival, and it has played out that way on the pitch too.

The Mail reported that Wimmer cost Spurs a fee of £4.3 million, but at that price so far all he has been is an expensive back-up.

The centre-back has not had a real chance to show what he can do, lodged behind Alderweireld and Vertonghen in the pecking order, waiting for his opportunity.

Now it is reported by French outlet La Phoceen that Marseille want to sign him on loan until the end of the season.

A poll on the website shows 58.7 per cent of fans want to sign him as a starter, 6.7 per cent as a substitute, 17.9 per cent are against a deal and 16.7 per cent indifferent.

Staying at Tottenham and waiting for his chance is the logical choice for Wimmer, but there is one key reason why he may be tempted away.

He is set to be part of the Austria squad for Euro 2016, yet a lack of regular football at Spurs is not helping his chances of starting.

For his country's late qualifiers he was sat on the substitute's bench, and regular playing time can help him turn this around.

Yet this would be a short term solution, and Wimmer needs to think long term and stick it out with Spurs. With Federico Fazio's future at the club uncertain, he is going to be required in the second half of the season as the club balance the Premier League and Europa League, especially if injuries strike.

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