Lewis Holtby could leave Tottenham for Schalke - agent

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Tottenham ace Lewis Holtby could leave White Hart Lane this month - with his agent suggesting a move back to Schalke could be on the cards.

Holtby joined Spurs from the German club last January in a deal believed to be worth around £1.5 million.

However he has failed to nail down a regular first team spot, and has only made 10 Premier League starts over the last 12 months.

That has prompted speculation that the Germany U21 star could seek an exit from Tottenham for more regular playing time.

How his agent has confirmed that a move back to Schalke in the January transfer window could be on the cards for the Tottenham midfielder.

"Lewis is desperate to play, which is why we are looking intensively for solutions," Marcus Noack told Bild newspaper. "Schalke is an interesting option."

Holtby scored his only Premier League goal for Tottenham in their 2-1 win over Fulham in December - one of Andre Villas-Boas's final games in charge of the north London club.

Since then Holtby has played just 63 minutes of Premier League under new boss Tim Sherwood, who took over from Villas-Boas in December.

Tottenham are well stocked in Holtby's position, with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli all able to play through the middle behind a striker.

Holtby's game time has been further limited by injury, and the fact that under Sherwood Spurs have opted to deploy two out-and-out strikers.

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