Wimmer signs new long-term contract with Tottenham

Date published: Thursday 21st July 2016 4:14

Kevin Wimmer: Commits future to Tottenham

Tottenham have confirmed they have tied down defender Kevin Wimmer to a new five-year contract – a 12-month extension to his current deal.

Wimmer moved to Spurs from Cologne last summer and enjoyed an impressive run in the side while first-choice centre-back Jan Vertonghen was injured.

A Tottenham club statement read: “We are delighted to announce that Kevin Wimmer has signed a new contract with the club until 2021.”

Wimmer made 21 appearances in all competitions last term and was particularly assured during a spell of nine consecutive starts in the second half of the season.

Vertonghen was recalled to the starting line-up when he returned but with the Belgian now expected to be out until September with an ankle injury, Wimmer is likely to start the campaign at the heart of Tottenham’s defence.

The 23-year-old has earned four caps for Austria and came on as a substitute during his national side’s goalless draw with Portugal at Euro 2016.

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