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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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