Holtby to join Tottenham in summer

Lewis Holtby will play for Tottenham Hotspur from the start of next season after recently deciding not to extend his contract with the Royal Blues, it was announced today. Holtby, whose father is English, joined Schalke from Alemannia Aachen in 2009. After loan spells at VfL Bochum and FSV Mainz he returned to the Royal Blues in the summer of 2011. The Germany Under-21 captain has scored eight goals in 52 appearances for Schalke to date.