Midfielder who joined Schalke 04 in 2013 and debuted with the German national team in 2014.
He began his professional career with VfL Bochum in 2012 after spending more than a decade in the club's youth set-up.
He scored 5 goals in 17 appearances for the German U17 team from 2011 to 2012.
He was born in Bochum, Germany. He has been in a relationship with Mathea Fischer.
He and Miroslav Klose were teammates on the German national team.