Fortuna Dusseldorf boss Daniel Thioune has revealed he would love to continue working with Norwich City loan export Christos Tzolis next season - and hailed his spell in Germany as a success for all parties. 

Tzolis is Dusseldorf's top scorer in the Bundesliga Two this season, scoring 11 and recording three assists in 20 league appearances for the play-off chasers. 

The German club hold an option to sign Tzolis on a permanent basis and reports earlier this month indicated they may utilise that before immediately cashing in on the winger for substantial profit. 

There is thought to be a growing list of suitors in the 22-year-old, who is increasingly unlikely to return to Norfolk in the summer. Reports in Greece recently credited Bundesliga sides Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg with an interest in Tzolis. 

Thioune has held a somewhat mixed relationship with Tzolis over the course of this season - but wants to continue working with the winger next term, irrespective of Dusseldorf's promotion push. 

"It's beneficial for both sides if he has goals," Thioune told Bild. "Christos will always be an issue for us. The boy is driven to the maximum by success - and perhaps also reduced to himself because he's just incredibly keen to play football.

"The second goal in Karlsruhe alone - that was unbelievable in the whole process. I would be happy if I could see him again in a red and white jersey in the summer. That would be cool. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him.

"Everything else and what happens next... I think his decision to come here was the right one. Regardless of how things turn out for us as a team. But I would like to continue working with him."

Thioune has been openly critical of Tzolis at points this season and has adopted a 'tough love' mantra towards the City winger in order to help fuel his development. 

Norwich Evening News: Christos Tzolis has found form during his loan spell at Fortuna Dusseldorf.Christos Tzolis has found form during his loan spell at Fortuna Dusseldorf. (Image: Focus Images Ltd)

Even when discussing his future, Thioune highlighted the need for further improvement in his game - most pressingly around his work out of possession. 

"Christos still has to learn a bit, but he also knows that. His game has to become more balanced," Dusseldorf's boss Thioune said.

"As much as we are happy about his offensive actions, he also has to be measured by what he does backwards. That's an issue."