Tottenham to Allow Duo to Leave as Deal to Sign Christian Eriksen Edges Close to Completion

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Ajax playmaker is on the verge of moving to the capital for £12m. 

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Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to let both midfield duo Lewis Holtby and Gylfi Sigurdsson leave White Hart Lane on loan this season as the north London club continue their massive summer spending spree, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Premier League giants are getting ready for the imminent departure of playmaker Gareth Bale, with the Wales international expected to finally complete his long-awaited world-record £86 million transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid this weekend.

And Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has already been busy in the close-season window spending the proceeds from the 24-year-old’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Portuguese having so far bought the likes of Roberto Soldado (£26m), Paulinho (£17m) Etienne Capoue (£9m) and Nacer Chadli (£7m).

Meanwhile, Spurs are also understood to be on the verge of landing in-demand Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen for £12m, although the Denmark international’s imminent arrival in the capital means that that both Holtby and Sigurdsson are now surplus to requirements at the Lane this season.

Germany international Holtby only arrived from Bundesliag side Schalke in the January transfer window for 1.75m euros, making 17 appearances in total in the second half of last season, although the 22-year-old has yet to feature so far in the new campaign.

And Sigurdsson joined from Hoffenheim for £8.8m last July, scoring seven goals in his 48 matches in all competitions for the club.

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