Is Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer On His Way To Crystal Palace?

0 Posted by - August 16, 2017 - News

Tottenham’s move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez is all set to begin a chain reaction of transfers that is likely to see Kevin Wimmer leave for Crystal Palace or Stoke City, according to reports in Austria.

This link gives you a detailed breakdown of why Wimmer is likely to end up at Crystal Palace. I’d love it.

After watching his side fall to an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Huddersfield last weekend, it’s hardly surprising to hear that Frank de Boer is actively scouring the market for further defensive reinforcements and in Wimmer, he may well have just stumbled across the perfect candidate.

The debut performance of Manchester United loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah was possibly the only bright spot for the Eagles from a defensive perspective last weekend but with Joel Ward struggling hugely after being played at right wing-back, you would assume that de Boer may look to shift his fellow Dutchman into Ward’s position; placing Wimmer on the right side of the back three alongside Scott Dann and Jairo Riedewald.

Given Palace’s heavy spending in January, it’s no surprise to see the board tightening their belts this summer but given the alarming nature of our opening day loss to the Terriers, it’s likely that both de Boer and Steve Parish will inform our American investors of the need for further funds to be made available before the transfer window closes.

In Wimmer, we would be getting a proven, solid defensive option for a fraction of the price being demanded by Liverpool for Frenchman Mamadou Sakho, leaving possible wiggle room for another goalkeeper and a back-up striker to join the club in the next couple of weeks. It seems like a tough ask on the face of things but as anyone who watched our performance last Saturday will admit; we’re in desperate need of help in two or three places.

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  • Richard C August 16, 2017 - 7:23 am Reply

    Agreed, along with the fact we have no-one really able to take Wilfs place. Need to sell Chungy, Mutch and Sako and replace them with one decent winger. The kids can provide the rest of the cover in that position.

    • admin August 16, 2017 - 9:22 am Reply

      That’s my thinking too, Richard. GK, RWB, striker and a winger if those three are sold.

  • tzcar August 16, 2017 - 8:05 am Reply

    i don,t belive parish or de-boer,will sign anyone.look at all the player,s palace have been linked with.parish, i find is very poor in transfer market.there,s no decisiveness.AND IT,S CLEAR BUY ESTABLISHED PLAYERS OR WERE BE RELEGATED BY CHRISTMAS.and there,s no out there,whom can save us this time.

    • admin August 16, 2017 - 9:21 am Reply

      I would always suggest waiting until the end of the transfer window before judging but i do understand your stress, Tzcar.

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh August 16, 2017 - 9:13 am Reply

    This could be a very good signing for us. Really rated Wimmer when he was given a run of games and as you said, much cheaper and already settled in London, which is something our other targets haven’t been. Wonder where this leaves Riedewald as Wimmer is left footed too.

    However, this signing still doesn’t address the two main weaknesses to our team – GK & RWB. That and the lack of depth for any of our 3 forward positions means, , despite Wimmer’s quality and price, i cannot help but think the money might be better spent on other players.

    • admin August 16, 2017 - 9:18 am Reply

      My thinking JFB, is that he’ll play him on the right of Dann, (despite him being left-footed) and allow Fosu-Mensah to occupy the RWB role.

      I agree though, a new goalkeeper is the biggest issue.

      • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh August 16, 2017 - 9:33 am Reply

        That’s a good shout. One thing about Wimmer is his positioning and marking abilities, this sort of defending is needed for possession teams and should stop us conceding so many goals from set plays!

        • admin August 16, 2017 - 9:38 am Reply

          I’m still haunted by the space Mounie was afforded for that first half header…

          • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh August 16, 2017 - 9:41 am

            Riedewald didn’t look that good in the air. Why he was left marking a 6ft3′ unit like Mounie i’ll never know. The first goal was also poor marking for Schinler and Jorgensen.

          • admin August 16, 2017 - 10:03 am

            Having watched it back, it’s obvious that Mounie was Riedewald’s man but I can’t for the life of think why we wouldn’t assign Dann to him.

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