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German star Holtby to join Spurs immediately

Lewis Holtby has three German national caps. Credit: Kevin Kurek/DPA/Press Association Images

Tottenham has reached an agreement with the German side Schalke to bring forward the signing of Lewis Holtby. The midfielder had originally agreed to come to White Hart Lane in the summer but the clubs have now decided the transfer will take place immediately.

Spurs sign German star Holtby

Lewis Holtby (right) played for Schalke against Arsenal in the Champions League this season. Credit: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Tottenham have agreed to sign the German international Lewis Holtby from the Bundesliga side Schalke, subject to a medical. However, he won't move to White Hart Lane until July.

Holtby, who has an English father, has three caps for the German senior side.


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