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How Twitter Reacted to Tottenham’s first summer signing, Cologne’s Kevin Wimmer

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Tottenham have made their first move of the summer transfer window, following the announcement of, Cologne defender, Kevin Wimmer’s move to White Hart Lane. According to BBC Sport, Spurs have signed the Austrian from the Bundesliga outfit on a five-year deal, for an undisclosed fee.

It is perhaps unsurprising to see this deal float under the radar. After all, for those of us who are not regular Bundesliga viewers, Wimmer will be a relatively unfamiliar name.

According to the official Tottenham website, he became a Cologne regular as they earned promotion to the German top-flight in 2014, before emerging as a standout performer in their first season back in the Bundesliga this term. He made 72 appearances in total during his time in Germany, scoring twice, while he has also been capped at international level by Austria.

TBR’s Bundesliga expert, Conor Garratt gave us an indication of what to expect from the Austrian. He said, “Wimmer is a reliable defender and has been part of one of the Bundesliga’s best defences at Köln this season. He’s been solid at centre back all season and at 22 still has time to develop, but he’s already an Austrian international so Spurs seem to have made quite a smart signing!”

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Wimmer becomes Mauricio Pochettino’s first close-season signing, but if recent reports are to believed, the club could be readying a £12million bid  for Burnley striker Danny Ings. One thing is for sure, the White Hart Lane faithful should brace themselves for a busy next few months.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the deal – on the whole, the reception was very positive:

https://twitter.com/AbdussamadAhmed/status/604262359750832128

https://twitter.com/DPMCooney/status/604258239082024961

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Chris is the founder of The Boot Room. He is a Swindon Town supporter, having lived in Wiltshire for most of his years. His work has also featured on Squawka, Bleacher Report and Eurosport.

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