Tony Pulis’ Baggies were the surprise finishers in the top half of the league table last season and the manager has not allowed his team to lose the momentum and has started the new season with two 1-0 victories in the first couple of games. The manager will be happy with the squad at his disposal at the moment but he is in danger of losing one of his star, experienced players in Jonny Evans.
Kevin Wimmer wanted as a replacement
The former Manchester United star was one of the best players at the Hawthorns last season, as he formed a formidable partnership with Gareth McAuley, helping West Brom stand as one of the best sides defensively. However, his performances have seen Manchester City among many clubs, scout for his services this summer.
So it does not come as a surprise that the manager is keeping his options open if he loses Evans and one name constantly doing the rounds is Kevin Wimmer.
Out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur
Born and brought up in Wels, Austria, Wimmer joined the Premier League with Spurs in 2015 but is yet to establish himself in the first team. The Belgian duo at the back for Spurs has been immense and with the likes of Eric Dier and now Davinson Sanchez, Wimmer is far away from a first-team spot this season.
He was also linked with a move to Southampton but the Baggies are now looking at him as an option to replace Evans if he quits.
Technically gifted and smart with his passes, Wimmer is a decent player who can hold his fort at the back. He is strong in the air and can dominate his box and can also put in some excellent tackles to keep his side safe. Playing for a manager like Pulis is sure to make him better.
Can he replace Evans?
The 29-year old Irish defender has plenty of experience in the Premier League and knows the ins and outs of most clubs and strikers. He is an excellent reader of the game and stays ahead of his opponent, a trait which made him successful at the Hawthorns last season.
The only thing that Wimmer lacks is the experience to walk into the first team under Tony Pulis this season. The likes of Jonas Olsson and Craig Dawson are also on the list for Pulis for this positions but Wimmer can definitely be a better option than the duo in years to come. But can he replace Evans and be the senior defender if McAuley is unavailable for most of the season?