With Tromso set to arrive at the Lane on Thursday night, Tottenham’s head coach Andre Villas-Boas may well find a place in his starting line up for Lewis Holtby, who scored his first senior goal for the club in the Europa League qualifying round with Dinamo Tbilisi.
Lewis, along with Gylfi Sigurdsson, has been the subject of a great deal of transfer rumour since Spurs signed five midfielders in the transfer window and while the Icelander proved his worth to the club with those two goals at the Lane on Sunday, it may just be a little tougher for the German to make an impact this season.
After arriving back with a niggling injury this summer, Holtby has played much of his football for the Under 21s but like Gylfi, he has stated his intention to stay and fight for his place.
“I am very pleased to be in this squad. You need a big squad if you want to challenge for trophies and be strong in every competition,” the player is quoted as saying.
That hasn’t stopped rumours of a move away from the club with Inter Milan supposedly leading the way with a £7m bid. Alternatively a loan move is another option for now but while his route to the first team seems blocked at present, Lewis Holtby looks just too good to dispense with at this point.