The Straits Times
Published on Jan 29, 2013

Holtby moves to Tottenham ahead of time


LONDON (REUTERS) - Germany and Schalke 04 midfielder Lewis Holtby will join Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window having initially agreed earlier this month that he would move in July.

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Schalke for the immediate transfer of Lewis Holtby," the Premier League club said on their website on Monday.

Holtby, 22, was due to be out of contract at Schalke at the end of the season.

The versatile midfielder, who has three Germany caps, joined Schalke in 2009 from Alemannia Aachen and was loaned out to Bochum and Mainz prior to making his breakthrough with the Gelsenkirchen-based club.