Aleksandra Hleb will not be making his loan move to Birmingham permanent at the end of the season, but instead prefers a return to return to Germany's Bundesliga with Stuttgart.
"I would love to be rejoining a club in the Bundesliga," the midfielder told BILD.
"The league has been making a huge progress. Schalke is a great example of that - progressing to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
"If my heart could decide, I would be moving back to Stuttgart.