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Stoke City sign Austrian defender from Spurs

Stoke City have signed defender Kevin Wimmer from Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur for 18 million pounds on a five-year contract.

Stoke announced the signing on their official Twitter account on Tuesday and manager Mark Hughes said that he was satisfied with the club’s efforts to strengthen the defense.

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“Kevin is an undoubted talent. He will significantly add to the quality of the group of players that I already have,” Hughes tweeted.

“We put a real emphasis on trying to enhance the defensive areas of the squad this summer. We feel that we have been able to do that.”

Wimmer is Stoke’s fourth permanent signing of the current window, and follows centre back Bruno Martins Indi, midfielder Darren Fletcher and Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to the club.

Hughes has also brought in forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain and defender Kurt Zouma on a similar deal from Chelsea. (Reteurs)



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