The German youngster has joined VfL Bochum on loan for the rest of the season.

Thomas Eisfeld has left Fulham, and English football, for the rest of the season after joining VfL Bochum of the German second tier on loan.

The German youngster was once compared to Freddie Ljungberg for his playing style on the pitch and tipped for big things going forward. He only joined Fulham in July of last year, as German boss Felix Magath looked to bring in his countryman.

At 21-years-old he was never able to break into the Arsenal first-team on a regular enough basis.

For many it was a surprise. Eisfeld had impressed on both of his Arsenal first-team appearances. He even scored against West Brom in the League Cup last season.

But despite his promise a move to Fulham has not panned out either.

Magath was sacked by Fulham and the new boss, Kit Symons, has not been using the player on a regular basis. He has played just seven games in the Championship so far this season and has not yet scored for the club so a move away from Fulham makes sense.

Bochum are currently sitting in mid-table of the 2.Bundesliga table and are ten points off the promotion places.

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