Championship

£10.8m-rated PL outcast should seriously consider resurrecting his career with a move to Leeds

Leeds United supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in the last couple of days after seeing their side finish the Championship season on a high courtesy of a 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Paul Heckingbottom’s men have endured a testing campaign in the second tier following a start which promised so much, with the Whites ultimately unable to keep pace with the promotion chasers as the season wore on. But the Yorkshire giants at least finished the campaign on a positive note as goals from Kemar Roofe and Kalvin Phillips sealed a routine success at Elland Road on Sunday, thus securing a 13th place finish in the table.

As such, while many of our resident Leeds fans have been disappointed with the campaign overall, they at least have had something to cheer in the last few days, with many now turning their attentions towards the summer window and what business their side may seek to conduct.

And having finished 15 points adrift of the play-offs this time round, it’s clear that reinforcements are seriously needed during the summer months, with several of those Leeds fans at the bar believing that Stoke City’s £10.8 million-rated flop Kevin Wimmer (as per Transfermarkt) should seek to reignite his career with a move to Elland Road.

Ultimately, things just haven’t worked for the Austria international since his move to the bet365 Stadium last summer, with the 25-year-old commanding just 17 Premier League appearances for the Potters this term, and none since the middle of January.

And with the Staffordshire-based club having lost their top-flight status in recent times, Wimmer may see this summer as the ideal time to seek a fresh start somewhere else – Stoke also appear willing to get rid of the centre back as per recent reports.

And the Austrian should seriously consider staying in English football by moving to Leeds.

Ultimately, the 25-year-old earned a move to Stoke after doing reasonably well at Tottenham in the few years previous, especially back in 2016 when he deputised solidly in the absence of first-choice centre back Jan Vertonghen.

Thus, there is clearly a good defender in Wimmer and one that could seriously benefit Leeds in the Championship, and with the Whites seemingly eyeing up a move for Kyle Bartley, it’s clear that Heckingbottom seeks to bolster his centre back ranks.

Swansea’s seemingly imminent relegation could reportedly put pay to their chances of landing Bartley, but having conceded 64 goals this season, which is the most of any side that finished in the top 15 of the Championship, reinforcements seem necessary – Wimmer could be the man.

With Premier League experience and an education at Tottenham in the recent past, the 25-year-old could be a wonderful addition to Heckingbottom’s ranks – there aren’t many better and more testing places for Wimmer to resurrect his career and prove his credentials than a move to Leeds.

As such, while Bundesliga clubs are thought to be interested in the Austrian, he should seek to reignite his English football career by making the move to Leeds this summer.

Leeds fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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