Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to loan out Lewis Holtby to Fulham until the end of the season.
Holtby has started training with Fulham this morning, ahead of the official confirmation of his loan deal. According to sources in Germany, Fulham have agreed an option to buy as part of the loan deal.
Fulham has since confirmed the loan deal via its Twitter account:
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) January 31, 2014
Marcus Noack, Holtby’s agent, spoke to BBC Sport: “Fulham have put much effort into Lewis. It is a very well-run club with an excellent manager in Rene Meulensteen.
“The system and philosophy, how Fulham play fits well with Lewis. He will have match practice in the second half of the season in his favourite position and then we’ll see how things are going by summer.
“A return to the Bundesliga has been shattered due to circumstances we couldn’t control.”
Holtby joined Spurs on January 28th 2013, exactly 368 days ago, from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04.
The German midfielder only played 73 minutes of Premier League football since Tim Sherwood’s appointment as Tottenham’s new head coach back in December.
So far, Holtby has made 39 appearances for Spurs, scoring 3 goals and providing 8 assists.