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.
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.