The former Nottingham Forest youngster and Germany under-21 international is set to leave VfL Bochum.
The Bochum pair have both been in good form this season.
The VfL Bochum star was discussing his time in England this week.
The German was with the club as a youngster but never quite made the grade.
Stoke City striker Mame Biram Diouf is also among the best players Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse has played with.