Earlier this week, Lewis Holtby was asked about his future and said that his main aim was to get back into the Spurs side. With Tottenham playing the German’s loan club Fulham on Saturday, Holtby was always going to be focussed on but he admitted that he was unsure as to what would ultimately happen.
“I loved playing for Tottenham and I would like to fulfil my contract there. But at first it is important to avoid relegation with Fulham,” Holtby told Goal.com.
“I will only think about stuff when the time comes to think about it.”
“The status quo is that I will go back to Spurs after the summer holidays. I can’t tell you what is going to happen until then,” he added. “My agent takes care of everything and as far as I know his mobile is always turned on.”
In the run up to Saturday’s match, Tim Sherwood was asked a similar question and the current Head Coach reacted positively to the suggestion of Lewis returning to White Hart Lane.
“We knew he was a good player, he’s playing in that No10 role and he has affected things,” Sherwood said. “We’ve been watching him very closely recently because we’ve got this game coming up, and he’s done very well.
“I think it was right for him, I think he’s been good for them. It’s good that he’s played some games in the Premier League so it will benefit Tottenham next year.
“The last thing we wanted to do was to keep him here and for him not to play, so I think that all of the new signings – the seven of them – will improve and get better, and next year they’ll be better players for having the experience of playing. But they have to play to get that experience.”
Of course, the decision over Lewis Holtby’s next move may not be down to Tim Sherwood but should our German midfielder become a more integral part of the squad in 2014/15?