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Spurs Set To Make Saints Target Available.
Wednesday, 5th Jul 2017 10:33 by Arron Sanders

Tottenham Hotspur look set to let a defender linked with Saints go before the season starts, but will the cost be too high, Arron Sanders considers !

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to sign a new central defender during the summer window, which is set to make Kevin Wimmer available for a move away from the North London club.

Southampton have been credited with holding an interest by the Daily Mirror, and could well be the perfect route out for the defender if Spurs do go ahead with their current transfer plans.

It’s indicated that ex Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino has plans to land either Alfie Mawson from Swansea or Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough, to bolster his defensive options further.

Saints have been touted with interest in Wimmer since last summer and with his future looking unlikely at Spurs, it would sense to see them make a move during this transfer window.

However, if Saints are to prize him away from North London this summer, they would need to cough up the £20m that Spurs are reported to value him at.

Whether Saints agree with that valuation given that Wimmer signed for Spurs two years ago for less than £5 million and in that time has managed only 13 Premier League starts for the club plus another 2 as sub, with only 4 of those starts coming last season is yet to be determined, given how much Spurs seem not to rate him, I find it hard to see how his value has quadrupled in that period.

Would you be happy with the potential signing of Kevin Wimmer to the South coast? would he form a good partnership with Van Dijk at the heart of our defence?

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TimSaint added 10:41 - Jul 5
Absolutely not worth anywhere near the 20 mill being quoted - a similar situation to Liverpool over-valuing Sakho at 30 mill !!

Why don't we just forget about all this player swapping malarky and get Gibson directly from Boro for 20 mill ?

TeamCortese added 11:04 - Jul 5
Completely agree. Should be worth at most 10 million. I think we should just go in for Ben Gibson. He would definitely bring in more competition to our defence.

Big_T added 12:02 - Jul 5
I can't believe spurts think Mawson is better than Wimmer !
Did their scouts not watch the U21's? He was all over the place, the game against Germany summed up his tournament for me, Mawson and Chambers were unable to pick up one German forward who just moved into the gap between the two for the whole game and they were unable to work out what to do !
But no wimmer is not worth 20m ........more like 7.5m

redandwhitedee added 14:14 - Jul 5
we don't need another CB.

SanMarco added 18:28 - Jul 5
Never heard of him and although I don't always keep up I have to say 20m for someone I haven't heard of is 15m too many.

Cjay80 added 18:30 - Jul 5
We would want a player capable of reaching the quality of the players he was unable to replace. Not worth £20m and would be 5th choice in my opinion if we got him. Might keep Gardos company on a Saturday afternoon.

Bettwsresident added 18:56 - Jul 5
looking forward to Stephens and VVD as a pairing, would the classiest and most comfortable on the ball CB pairing in the league

SaintBrock added 15:58 - Jul 9
Yes but they failed in their main job which was to keep the ball out of our net!

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