Tottenham Set to Bank £5m from Midfielder Sale

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White Hart Lane bit-part player to make permanent move to Hamburg.

Tottenham are set to bank £5m from the permanent sale of midfielder Lewis Holtby to Hamburg according to the Daily Star.

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The north London side loaned the German international to Hamrbug this summer though when doing so they also included a deal that meant that on completion of an agreed amount of appearances the Bundesliga side would have to pay an outright sum for his services.

Strangely enough that agreed amount of games was just three and the former Schalke man has now made that number of appearances and Hamburg must pay £5m for the player next summer.

Holtby cost Tottenham just £1.5m back in January 2013 and so they have made a tidy profit on a player who failed to make a sustained impact in English football.

During his time at White Hart Lane Holtby showed glimpses of his ability but was not a consistent enough performer.

Holtby has made 21 appearances for Spurs, scroring three goals and providing five assists and also spent a spell on loan at Fulham.

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