Tottenham Hotspur could nab Hull City’s Harry Maguire on the cheap by letting Kevin Wimmer go in the other direction.
Tottenham Hotspur could kill two birds with one stone this summer.
According to the Evening Standard, Hull City defender Harry Maguire could earn a move to White Hart Lane on the back of an excellent run of form since Marco Silva’s arrival in January. His ability to play comfortably in three or four man backlines, plus his composure on the ball, makes him an excellent fit for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham tactics.
Furthermore, with just a year left on his current contract, Maguire is also very affordable with Hull likely to ask for £15 million at the most, the Evening Standard add.
And the publication claims that Pochettino could make room for the former Sheffield United youngster by letting out-of-favour Kevin Wimmer leave the Premier League title challengers.
The Austrian has started just four times in his second Premier League season after signing from Bundesliga outfit Cologne, with an own goal in the North London derby draw with Arsenal and a half-time hooking against Manchester City particular low points.
Yet, should Tottenham consider including Wimmer as part of any potential deal to bring Maguire to the capital? It would certainly suit all parties, with Hull in need of a replacement for their highly-rated 24-year-old.
And Wimmer is far from a Premier League flop, having stepped up to the plate with Jan Vertonghen ruled out for an extended period in the spring time of last season.
Furthermore, letting Wimmer move to the KCom would also shave a few pounds of Maguire’s price tag. With chairman Daniel Levy renowned for his scrupulous approach to the transfer market, swapping one centre-back for another would suit him down to the ground.