Tottenham are ready to move over Borussia Dortmund‘s Matthias Ginter. The centre back would add more depth to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad this summer and, according to the Mail on Sunday, is available for £18m.
The fee, in an inflated market seems very low. Ginter, 23, has a World Cup winner’s medal as well as an Olympic Silver from the Rio games of 2016.
He began his career at SC Freiburg and after three seasons in their first team, moved to Dortmund in 2014. Since then, he has made 74 appearances but is deemed surplus to requirements at the Westfalenstadion.
Tottenham are ready to offload Kevin Wimmer after a disastrous season with the club and need to add more competition for places. Ginter was previously heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and is well thought of in Premier League circles.
With Kyle Walker set to move to Manchester City for around £50m, Ginter’s versatility will be welcomed. Preferring to play centre back, he is adept on the right and in the defensive midfield role. With Dortmund maintaining a high pressure pressing game, there is little danger of Ginter not being capable of handling Spurs very similar style.
Pochettino is desperate to land a trophy next season but needs reinforcements after his squad were found wanting in the past two seasons. Ginter may be the first step in that direction.