Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer has admitted that only an agreement over the fee Tottenham will pay his current employers stands between him and his dream move to the English Premier League.
The Austrian international, who has been a vital player for the Bundesliga club this season, has been on the north London club's radar for a while now and it is believed that he has impressed Tottenham's head of recruitment Paul Mitchell.
Earlier reports suggested that Spurs had agreed a fee of around £4.3m with Cologne for the defender, but the player himself has revealed that the clubs are still negotiating a fee for his transfer to White Hart Lane in the summer.
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is looking at making changes over the summer and will bring in players who are suited to his high-pressing style, which he has instilled in the current crop of youngsters coming through into the first team.
Wimmer, who is a cultured centre-back, will provide the aerial strength and composure that the Argentine manager's team have lacked this season.
The 22-year-old defender has admitted that he is looking forward to moving to England and testing himself in the Premier League, which he believes is on par with the Bundesliga as the best leagues in the world.
"It would be a dream to move to a top club like Tottenham," Wimmer said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"The two clubs have yet to agree because of the transfer fee. They are still negotiating," the Austrian defender added.
"For me, the transfer is a big step. A step with which I can develop myself. That's why I want to take the chance."
"I'm not someone who wants to stop developing. That is why England would be the next step. I'm playing in Germany. This is pretty much the best league in the world."
"The English Premier League is the only one that can match that. For me, the English league would be a great challenge. There I can develop, because it's very demanding. I'm a fan of English football," Wimmer explained.