Lewis Holtby set for Hamburg switch

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Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby is set to make a move to the Bundesliga, after arriving at German side Hamburg SV for a medical today.


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Holtby joined Spurs from Schalke in the January 2013 transfer window, but the German international has been pictured arriving at Hamburg's training ground for a medical, which could see him move back to the country where he made his first real breakthrough.


The 23-year-old, who was born in Germany to English parents, struggled to really make an impact at White Hart Lane, making just 24 league appearances in two seasons, and was sent on loan to Fulham last season, but couldn't prevent the Cottagers from beating the drop.

New Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was a fan of the midfielder when he was in charge of Southampton, but with Erik Lamela seemly becoming a more important figure in Pochettino's lineup at Spurs, Holtby looks set to move back to familiar surroundings.


Holtby was an undoubted star at Schalke, and was linked to moves to Liverpool and Everton before his move to the English capital whilst playing for Das Königsblauen, regularly linking up with Julian Draxler and Klaas jan Huntelaar, but this move to the Imtech Arena could help a career looking likely to stall at White hart Lane.

Spurs are reportedly looking set to make attempts to sign Danny Welbeck, Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin in a busy transfer deadline day, but winger Aaron Lennon looks likely to move to QPR to link up with former manager Harry Redknapp.

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