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.

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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.

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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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