Stoke City new boy Kevin Wimmer can’t wait to get started – and would love a crack at league leaders Manchester United first up.
The 24 year-old newcomer, who signed for a near club record £18m, has a fortnight to embed himself into a new club before trying to win a debut at home to United in Stoke’s next senior outing.
The Austrian international, who came through his routine medical yesterday, said: “Man United It’s a very big game for us. The season started quite well. The first three games were very difficult games, but four points from three is good.
“The next home game against Man United is not an easy one, but the team showed against Arsenal at home what it takes to beat big names like this.
“We have time in the international break and will work hard and be ready for Man United.
“It’s good I have some time to meet everyone and get used to everything, then hopefully I will be prepared well for the game against Man United at home.”
Not that he is taking his place for granted at Stoke City as he takes on the likes of Bruno Martins Indi for a place on the left-hand side of Stoke’s three-man central defence.
Wimmber, who was also courted by West Brom and Crystal Palace before leaving Tottenham for Stoke, acknowledges the competition at the bet365.
“At every good Premier League club it’s normal in each position there are two or more players who can play in this position and the competition makes the team even better.
“There is a good squad here with young players and I will enjoy it here, I am sure.
“There are a lot of big names here at Stoke City. The club has a big tradition and always when I came here with Spurs there was always a good atmosphere, so I can’t wait to play in front of the home fans.”