Football: Rising Germany star raring for Leverkusen return

Moenchengladbach's midfielder Christoph Kramer plays the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach v FC C Muenchen on Oct 26, 2014 in Moenchengladbach, western Germany. World Cup-winning midfielder
Moenchengladbach's midfielder Christoph Kramer plays the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach v FC C Muenchen on Oct 26, 2014 in Moenchengladbach, western Germany. World Cup-winning midfielder Christoph Kramer is keen to get back to Bayer Leverkusen as soon as his loan to Borussia Moenchengladbach ends at the season's close, German daily Bild reported on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - World Cup-winning midfielder Christoph Kramer is keen to get back to Bayer Leverkusen as soon as his loan to Borussia Moenchengladbach ends at the season's close, German daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

"I'm going back (to Leverkusen) this summer and not because I have to, but because I fully believe in their project," said the 23-year-old who was in the starting line-up for the 2014 World Cup final.

Kramer is under contract with Leverkusen until 2017 but joined Moenchengladbach for a two-year loan in 2013 after two previous seasons on loan at second-tier club Vfl Bochum.

Leverkusen sports director Rudi Voeller has also confirmed that Kramer would be back with the club for the start of the 2015-2016 campaign.

Kramer had a memorable World Cup final as he was called into the starting line-up after a last-minute injury in the warm-up to Sami Khedira.

The defensive midfielder was then substituted with suspected concussion after a clash of heads led him to ask the referee if the game he was playing in was the World Cup final.

Leverkusen are currently fourth in the German league on 23 points, while Moenchengladbach are sixth, also on 23 points.