There’s much talk over Tottenham’s new signing Lewis Holtby and the possibility that the German international could join the club earlier than planned. The midfielder had originally signed a pre-contract agreement in order to link up at White Hart Lane in the summer but it’s been revealed that he could arrive this month.
Schalke’s managing director Horst Held has said.
“If Tottenham ask for Holtby in the January window, we will talk to them about it. Nothing has happened yet, but, from our point of view, we are prepared to speak to them.
“It would have to be done quickly, because we would have to find a replacement for him.”
Meanwhile, the player himself has been talking about his excitement as the deal goes through.
“I simply had to take the offer from Tottenham,” Holtby said.
“New things don’t scare me, they excite me. In my opinion Tottenham is a big club in Europe.
“Tottenham have belonged to the top five in England since many years and they only missed out on the Champions League because Chelsea won the cup last year.”
So an early switch may be possible but is it likely? Unlike the previous regime, Tottenham under AVB seem to have a definitive plan – get the players you want early rather than wait until the last day to get the ones that nobody wants. Lewis Holtby was signed with a view to joining in the summer and game time might be at a premium if he makes the change now.