With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Tottenham finally agreed Holtby fee.
Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of signing Lewis Holtby this month after agreeing a fee of £1.5m with Schalke, according to Goal.com.
The German midfielder had already agreed to move to White Hart Lane on a free transfer in the summer after signing a pre-contract earlier in the month.
However, Spurs have been trying to bring the move forward to this month after losing midfielder Sandro for the rest of the season and Goal.com claim that after lengthy negotiations, they have now finally agreed a deal worth £1.5m.
The report claims the 22-year-old will sign a four-and-a-half year contract with the option of a further year and the transfer will now be completed before the transfer window closes on Thursday night.
Goal.com suggest that Schalke are about to sign Brazilian midfielder Michel Bastos from Lyon and are keen to cash in on Holtby now rather than lose him for nothing in the summer, and it’s also understood the early arrival of the German international will mean either Tom Huddlestone or Jake Livermore will be allowed to leave Spurs on loan this week.
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While Goal seem confident this is now a ‘done deal’ and Holtby will be a Spurs player in the coming days, there is still nothing official from Tottenham on the subject. However, it would make sense for all parties if the deal was done now and I fully expect that to be the case.
*UPDATE* The Daily Mail and several other news outlets are also running the story, so it seems Holtby is on his way to White Hart Lane this week.
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