Stoke City defender Kevin Wimmer wants to join Hannover 96 on a permanent basis, according to German news outlet Kicker.

The 25-year-old is currently on loan at the Bundesliga side from the Potters and is enjoying life back in Germany.

Wimmer joined Stoke City in August 2017 for a fee of £18 million but has been regarded as a flop by their fans. He fell down the pecking order and was part of their side who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

The Potters were keen to offload him over the summer to help balance the books and were able to ship him out to Hannover on loan. Wimmer has since been a regular for them in the Bundesliga and is now looking set to join them on a permanent basis.

The Austrian international started his career at LASK Linz but was snapped up by FC Koln as a youngster in 2012. Wimmer then rose through the youth ranks there and went onto become a key first-team player for them.

Tottenham Hotspur then swooped to sign him from Koln in May 2015 but he was never able to nail down a regular starting place under Mauricio Pochettino. Wimmer played a total of 31 games for Spurs during his time with the London side in all competitions, with only 15 of them coming in the Premier League.

Moving to Stoke was an opportunity for him to make a name for himself in England, but it now appears that Kevin Wimmer’s career looks to lie in Germany with Hannover.


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