Stoke have officially signed Kevin Wimmer from Tottenham on a five-year deal on Tuesday. Let’s take a closer look at him.
The 24-year-old centerback was officially announced as Stoke City’s latest signing Tuesday morning. He has signed on with the club for five years for a reported fee of £18 million, making him the seventh signing of the summer window.
Mark Hughes is very excited about bringing Wimmer on board:
"Kevin is an undoubted talent and he will significantly add to the quality of the group of players that I already have at my disposal."
Stoke have already shown their ability to play a very strong defensive game and this signing should only enhance that.
Though he has yet to play in a match this season, he has a total of 31 appearances for Spurs and eight total appearances for the Austrian National team. This sort of experience and now depth can be extremely important as we move further along this season.
In Stoke’s three centerback formation, Mark Hughes now has four high caliber centerbacks at his disposal: Kurt Zouma, Ryan Shawcross, Geoff Cameron, and Kevin Wimmer. This will be important as the fixtures get more and more condensed with FA Cup, League Cup and a crazy Christmas season in the Premier League.
If Wimmer is to start right away with the Potters, it is likely that he will take Geoff Cameron’s spot in the lineup. His composure on the ball and his ability to play the ball out of the back will be extremely helpful for Stoke who, as we have seen, have struggled to keep possession of the ball. This move could be a dangerous addition to the Potters that now many people expect.
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