Stoke City outcast expected to be sold in the summer

Stoke City are reportedly expected to cut their losses and let flop Kevin Wimmer leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Wimmer has become something of an unpopular figure at the Stoke Stadium, and is likely to be sold should another club be interested in signing him, according to French outlet L’avenir.

The centre-back has endured a nightmare spell with the Potters since making the move from Tottenham in 2017. The Austrian cost Stoke a reported fee of £17million despite only making 31 appearances in two seasons.

The defender moved to Spurs in 2015 for a reported £4.3million transfer fee, signing form FC Koln in the Bundesliga.

Since his move he has only made 17 appearances for Stoke, whilst also spending time out on loan with Hannover 96 and Royal Excel Mouscron.

The 27-year-old has began to find his feet again in Belgium with his current side Royal Excel Mouscron. But a recent injury has hindered his progress out on loan.

Now with Stoke bringing in the likes of James Chester on loan from Aston Villa, it is clear to see that manager Michael O’Niell does not consider Wimmer to be a part of his long-term plans.