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Holtby set for Hamburg loan switch

01 Sep 2014 11:16:52

Holtby set for Hamburg loan switch

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby is set to complete a move to Hamburg.

Press Association Sport understands Holtby underwent a medical with the German club on Monday ahead of a proposed season-long loan deal.

Holtby signed for Spurs in January 2013 from Schalke but has struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up at White Hart Lane.

A six-month loan spell at Fulham last season proved unsuccessful as the Cottagers were relegated to the Championship and manager Felix Magath criticised Holtby's attitude.

Mauricio Pochettino's arrival as Spurs head coach offered renewed hope for the midfielder but despite a promising pre-season campaign, Holtby has not started any of Tottenham's three Premier League matches so far.


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