Lewis Holtby has agreed to bring forward his move to English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur
Lewis Holtby has agreed to bring forward his move to English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur
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Holtby seals early Tottenham switch

Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke 04 have confirmed the departure of Lewis Holtby to English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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The Royal Blues have reached an agreement with Tottenham that will see 22-year-old Holtby join the London club with immediate effect after the three-time Germany international had already agreed a pre-contract deal that would have seen him arrive at White Hart Lane in the summer.

Holtby, who is born to a German father and an English mother, joined Schalke from Alemannia Aachen in 2009 and became a key player for the club after producitve loan spells at VfL Bochum and 1. FSV Mainz 05.

This season, the Germany Under-21 captain featured in all 19 Bundesliga games, scoring four goals and providing seven assists.