Defender confirms he wants Spurs exit, targets Premier League stay

Defender confirms he wants Spurs exit, targets Premier League stay

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Kevin Wimmer of Tottenham in action during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer has confirmed he wants to leave the club, adding that his priority would be to stay in the Premier League.

Wimmer arrived at Spurs two years ago, first breaking into the team during second half of the 2015/16 as a replacement for the injured Jan Vertonghen.

The Austrian impressed in that spell but soon found himself back on the bench. He was given even fewer chances in the first team last season, and he often didn’t make the most his opportunities.

Now, it appears a lack of game time has taken it’s toll. The 24-year-old told Laola1: “The second season did not go as I hoped for. I would have wished for more playing time. Twenty-four is the age at which it’s most important to get regular playing time, and not only train week after week and then follow the match from the bench.

“In the next days and weeks, the main focus will be on which offers there are. We will definitely look around. It’s the right time to look for a place where the chance to get regular playing time is higher. We have already made known to them [Tottenham] that we are on the scout.”

He added: “It would be great to stay in Premier League. The league’s really cool and fits my style of play. There is a bit of interest from Premier League clubs and also from Germany. I need to look closely at how things are on Tottenham’s end, what their plans are and what the actual fee would be.”

Spurs have been linked with Alfie Mawson and Ben Gibson as potential replacements for Wimmer.



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