The 22-year-old centre-back had an impressive season with the Bundesliga outfit, which saw him attract interest from the North London club. He has now agreed to sign a five-year deal at White Hart Lane.
A statement on Tottenham’s official website read, “We are delighted to announce that we have completed the signing of Kevin Wimmer from 1. FC Köln. The central defender has signed a five-year contract.”
“The 22-year-old moved to Germany in 2012 from LASK Linz in his native Austria. Kevin has gone on to become a regular in the FC Köln defence, as they earned promotion to the German top-flight in 2014, and was a standout performer in their first season back in the Bundesliga this year.”
Wimmer joined Koln from LASK Linz in 2012 and since making a switch to Germany, he has made 72 appearances, scoring two goals in the process. His performance at club level has seen him get a call for the Austrian national team.
The Telegraph reports the deal could see the English side spent €6m (£4.3m) to secure his signature. The defender’s arrival will now raise concern over Younès Kaboul and Vlad Chiricheș.
The two central defenders are likely to set for a summer exit as Mauricio Pochettino is looking to plan a clear out in the upcoming transfer window. They failed to finish once again in top four, which means they will not be taking part in the next season’s Champions League.
Wimmer is the first signing and Tottenham fans will be hoping they could land several quality players in the summer transfer window.