Tottenham Hotspur have completed their first summer signing after securing FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer's services, according to the Telegraph.
The Austrian international was linked with a move to the north London club in January as Mauricio Pochettino was keen on landing the centre-back. However, the deal did not take shape and he continued with the Bundesliga outfit.
Tottenham have still maintained their interest in signing Wimmer and the 22-year-old has now agreed a four-year deal to join the Premier League side. The deal will see the White Hart Lane club shell out €6m (£4.3m, $6.6m) to bring him to White Hart Lane.
Wimmer also confirmed that he is joining Pochettino's side despite their failure to secure a place in next season's Champions League.
"I go to Tottenham, it is the next step in my development. I don't mind whether they make the Europa League. I go to Tottenham, to go to the next level," Wimmer explained.
The deal is yet to be made official after Koln spokesperson admitted it will only be done after Tottenham end their season. They play their last match of the season against Everton at Goodison Park.
"Kevin will be sold. We can confirm, but for contractual reasons not say where he's going. The new club do not want that," Koln spokesperson Frederic Latz said.
The arrival of the centre-half will then see the former Southampton manager push Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches out of the club. The Frenchman was made the club captain for this season by the Argentine boss, only to be dropped after a disappointing performance in the latter part of the season.
Chiriches is also set for a summer exit as Pochettino looks to sanction the sale of players in the upcoming transfer window. The potential departure of Kaboul and Chiriches followed by the arrival of Wimmer will see them one player short in the back four.
The English club could make an approach in searching for another centre-back to strengthen the squad as Tottenham look to challenge the top Premier League teams for a place in the top four next season.