On Wednesday, Bild explained that VfB Stuttgart have an option to convert Deniz Undav’s loan from Brighton into a permanent move for €12m.

It was also stated this makes Stuttgart sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth relaxed about the possibility of buying him.

On Saturday, the Bundesliga side will host Werder Bremen in the league, and ahead of this clash, DeichStube have published a detailed interview with the Brighton owned player.

The 27-year-old spent five years at Werder Bremen’s academy between 2007 and 2012. After discussing his time there and his disappointment over leaving them, the outlet then talked about the option to buy included as part of his loan move to Stuttgart.

When asked if he wants to stay at the German club beyond this season, he said: “I can definitely imagine it. But it’s still relatively early now, we’re almost only in December.

“What if I don’t score a goal for the next six months? Then the club might not want me. That’s why I’m trying to step on the gas. In two or three months you can slowly see where the path leads. But there is still a lot of time until then.”

The forward has scored eight goals and registered two assists from 10 games this season. He had struggled to shine at Brighton, who signed him from Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in 2022.

Undav had earlier revealed he received assistance from Pascal Groß when he was at the Premier League side.

When DeichStube asked him to elaborate on that, Undav explained: “He taught me a lot of things that I wouldn’t have thought were important before. In my early days at Brighton, I had a hard time because I was just sitting on the bench and I was often frustrated.

“Pascal always told me: Be happy for the team, that comes first. Give it your all during training so that you have nothing to blame yourself for. If you have a bad game, that’s part of it. But to still give it my all in training and always be positive in the game – that’s what I learned from him and I’m very grateful to him for that.”