With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, could Lewis Holtby join Spurs this month?
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is trying to bring forward the signing of Lewis Holtby to this month after losing midfielder Sandro to injury, according to the Guardian.
Spurs have already agreed a deal to bring the highly-rated German international to White Hart Lane on a free transfer at the end of the season from Bundesliga outfit Schalke.
However, Brazilian Sandro underwent surgery on a knee injury on Wednesday after falling awkwardly during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Queens Park Rangers and AVB has been forced to rethink his midfield options.
The Guardian suggest that the Portuguese coach has told Tom Huddlestone he wants him to stay at the club despite interest from Fulham and he’s also believed to have contacted Schalke about the possibility of bringing in Holtby this month in a cut-price deal, with the Germans understood to be open to the idea.
Sandro’s injury is also likely to have an impact on the future of Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore as well. The Guardian claim QPR have a deal in place to sign the 23-year-old on loan until the end of the season but he will remain at White Hart Lane until Villas-Boas resolves his midfield dilemma.
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With Sandro out for what looks to be an extended period, it’s likely that Scott Parker will simply fill the void. For me, the decision is then who does AVB want to keep hold of as back-up for Parker; Tom Huddlestone or Jake Livermore.
I’d expect him to keep Huddlestone and send Livermore out on loan, so while the loss of Sandro is a blow to Spurs, they have plenty of options to fill the gap left by the powerful Brazilian.
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