Reports in this morning’s press are claiming that Arsenal could strike a major transfer blow to North London rivals Tottenham, by snatching their number one summer target from right under their noses.
As the Daily Star tells us, Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer’s £5m move to White Hart Lane looked to be signed and sealed, only for Arsene Wenger to have now thrown a spanner in the works.
Despite signing Gabriel Paulista during the January transfer window, we’re still a little bit light in terms of options at the back, with Wenger reportedly seeing 22-year-old Austrian international Wimmer as a fine future prospect.
According to the Star, Wenger has been tipped off about Wimmer by current Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, who believes the youngster to have been one of the stand-out players in the Bundesliga so far this year.
Austria boss Marcel Koller has already confirmed that his country’s next big hope will move to the Premier League this summer, although it appears as if the destination is still to be decided!