Bundesliga side Hannover have signed centre-back Kevin Wimmer on loan from Stoke City for the 2018-19 season.
Wimmer joined Stoke from Tottenham for £18million last season but the defender failed to impress in 17 Premier League appearances before being frozen out of first-team affairs by then-boss Paul Lambert as the Potters headed for relegation.
The loan agreement contains an option for Hannover to complete a permanent deal for the 25-year-old Austria international.
It will be Wimmer’s second stint in Germany after he played at Cologne for three years between 2012 and 2015, earning promotion from 2.Bundesliga in the 2013-14 campaign.
Hannover secured a 13th-place finish under head coach Andre Breitenreiter this season.
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