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.

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The January transfer window has opened when clubs can bring in new playing recruits.