White Hart Lane side look to bring in German earlier than planned.
Tottenham’s move for Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby could be brought forward if terms can be agreed on a transfer fee.
Holtby confirmed late last week that he was leaving the German side and would be joining Spurs at the end of the season when his contract expires.
But that deal could now happen in the January transfer window if Tottenham come up with a fee believed to be £1.6m.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
£1.6m seems a fair price to pay to bring in the 22 year old German international to White Hart Lane six months early, reportedly such a move could be due to talk that the Schalke supporters were unlikely to be all that supportive of the player in his final months at the club knowing that he had already agreed a deal to join Tottenham.
Though such a move would see Holtby miss out on Schalke’s Champions League exploits it may prove the most sensible for all sides concerned.
One does wonder if Andre Villas-Boas will look to make room for any central midfield additions given the amount of players he has available in the position.
The likes of Jermaine Jenas (who has returned from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest), Tom Huddlestone and Scott Parker may all fear the axe as the White Hart Lane boss looks to put his own stamp on a squad that he inherited from Harry Redknapp last summer.
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