New Tottenham Hotspur signing Kevin Wimmer believes the Premier League outfit is the perfect place for him to continue his development.
Wimmer, 22, became the North London side's first arrival of the summer after the club struck a reported £4.3m deal with FC Koln in May, a transfer that falls within the club's directive for new signings set out by chairman Daniel Levy and the Tottenham Supporters' Trust in April.
He will join the likes of Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, DeAndre Yedlin and Alex Pritchard, the latter who has been promised a first team role by manager Mauricio Pochettino, in a Spurs squad that will have a growing number of young stars in its ranks next season, and Wimmer believes he is in the right place to continue to flourish.
"Tottenham is a really big club with a lot of tradition," he told Sky Sports News HQ.
"I'm really looking forward to it and it's a good place to be for young players."
Last season was Wimmer's first and only to date in the German top flight, having helped Koln achieve promotion in the 2013-14 season.
And the centre-half is now eager to test himself in front of the sort of Premier League crowds he has grown up watching.
"I've been watching the Premier League ever since I was a small child and especially last season I saw a lot of Tottenham games," he added.
"The atmosphere in the stadium was incredible and the supporters are very good and very emotional. It's great to play in a stadium like that with the fans on your back and pushing you."
Wimmer started 32 of Koln's 34 Bundesliga matches last season and joins a Spurs side that shipped 53 goals in 38 games, the worst record in the top 10.