Kevin Wimmer to leave Stoke for Hannover 96 loan spell

Stoke defender Kevin Wimmer will join Bundesliga side Hannover 96 on loan for the 2018/19 season.

The Austria international joined the Potters from Tottenham last summer for £18m and played 19 times in all competitions.

The 25-year-old – who signed for City from Cologne for £4.3m in 2015 – now joins a Hannover side that finished 13th in the German top flight last season.

Under the terms of the loan deal, there is scope for the move to be made permanent.