Ledley King admits he's really impressed with Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer

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Ledley King has praised Spurs centre back Kevin Wimmer.

Former Tottenham defender Ledley King has told Sky Sports that he thinks centre back Kevin Wimmer has been great since stepping in for Jan Vertonghen.

Wimmer, 23, signed for Spurs from German side Koln last summer, and was primarily signed as a backup for Vertonghen and fellow summer arrival Toby Alderweireld.

The Austrian centre back spent most of the campaign on the bench, only featuring in cup matches when manager Mauricio Pochettino chose to rotate his side and rest some players, with Wimmer showing promise in his limited playing time.

However, Vertonghen then suffered a major injury in January, and Wimmer has played every Premier League game since, forming a strong partnership with Alderweireld.

Vertonghen is now back and ready to make his return to the first team, which could see Wimmer dropped back down to the bench, which may seem harsh considering his performances.

Now, former Spurs defender Ledley King has told Sky Sports that he has been 'really impressed' with Wimmer, and has stepped up to replace Vertonghen well.

King added that he thinks Wimmer's performances have been a major reason for Spurs' excellent form in the second half of the season, and has adjusted well to the pressure of playing in the Premier League.

"I've been really impressed," said King. "Obviously, Jan is a big player for the club Kevin has come in, with a little bit of pressure on him, new to the Premier League, and to have stepped in the way he has done has been great. He's been a great reason why Tottenham have been able to maintain their excellent form," he added.

What have you thought of Wimmer's performances this season?

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