1) he is direct back up and once the EL starts again I can see him making a lot more starts.
2) no point loaning him anywhere but the premier league - the guy has just com off a breakthrough season in the Bundesleague - why would we loan him to the (arguably inferior) French league when we need him to adapt to the EPL?
It is understood Pochettino is against letting a number of his fringe players - including midfielder Harry Winks and defender Kevin Wimmer - leave the club on loan at such a crucial part of the season.
...while Wimmer is wanted back in Germany, also on a temporary basis.
You have to admit, that must be a tempting prospect for Wimmer. Schalke's CB line are rather depleted atm, and will be further depleted with the recent news of Joel Matip headed to Liverpool in the summer, so he'd be headed back to a familiar league and be seeing plenty of playing time.
Brooks would be cheaper, as he's on a much smaller remaining contract, but Schalke face stiff competition as there are other big German clubs pushing for him.
He got a knock on his knee and was limping which was obviously an issue, but he also got an elbow/arm in the face which knocked him flying, bit bloodied on the lip - thought it was more dazed than anything, to be honest.