He's a really good prospect, probably not on the same level as Ozil, Marin (both Werder) or Kroos (Bayer Leverkusen), but a tier below that. I'd say he's a player who would be like Bilyatedinov actually, not quite a play maker, but a player who can play really anywhere in midfield, spray passes well. He has a pretty good workrate too and has a good eye for goal. I think he could be potentially as good as Mikel Arteta, but as for him actually playing for us, well first we need to find a pot of gold, because I think he could cost us.
We've also been linked incessantly with Schalke's Ivan Rakitic, the Croatian. I like him too, he's already an important player for the Croatian NT, but for Schalke he doesn't really have a position. He's the opposite of Pienaar when he was in Dortmund; Rakitic likes to play down the middle, but he's been forced by Schalke's playing style to stay outwide, where he's wasted I feel.