Kevin Wimmer
Tottenham are interested in signing Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer and are keeping a keen eye on his progress with the Bundesliga club Getty

Tottenham have agreed a £4.3m deal with FC Koln for central defender Kevin Wimmer to sign in the summer, according to the Guardian.

Mauricio Pochettino has put his faith in younger players to carry forward his top four charge next summer and the 22-year-old is believed to be a perfect fit for the blend of football the Argentine is trying to instil at White Hart Lane.

Agile and tall, Wimmer will provide some much needed fluidity and aerial ability in the backline, which has been short of options this season.

The Austrian has started in 24 of Koln's 25 games thus far and under the purview of Pochettino, has the opportunity to grow into a beast of a defender.

Pochettino is expected to lead a fire-sale at Tottenham in the summer, especially with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado expected to make their way out of the club. His pursuance of youngsters has reaped major dividends this season, with Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb making themselves known in the international arena.

However, the biggest success story for Pochettino would be the emergence of Harry Kane, who has scored 16 goals and assisted three in the Premier League thus far.

Tottenham have taken a major blow in the race for a top four spot with their defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend and need a miracle of sorts to come back into the mix.

Meanwhile, the boss has revealed that he did not have a tough time motivating the players after their ignominious defeat at Old Trafford and that the result was enough for the players to raise their game.

"This week I didn't need to speak too much. It's an easy week because we are all agreed about what happened in the game at Old Trafford so it's easy to fix that. We were all disappointed after the game, we know how we need to change, so for me, after nine months here, it was one of the easiest weeks," Pochettino said.