According to BBC
The 25-year-old has been on loan to German league side Mainz, while having represented German at senior level on two occasions in the past. He’s highly-regarded in some circles, and Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes the Potters have found a real gem in Philip Wollscheid.
“He has superb quality and is a very good footballer. He has moved for decent money in the past and he has played for the reigning world champions, so he has real good pedigree,” said the 51-year-old.
He not only brings international experience but also Champions League experience, playing four games in the competition last season with Leverkusen.
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