Tottenham midfield duo set for January Exit?


Reports in Germany emerged that Bundesliga outfit Schalke04 are targeting a shock move for Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Lewis Holtby.

According to reports in Bild, Lewis Holtby’s agent has claimed that a loan move back to Schalke would be an ‘interesting option’ as the German is looking to secure a place in the national team’s World Cup squad.


The 23-year-old joined Spurs last January from Schalke but has failed to make a huge impact this season. He has made only six league starts to the season and has scored only one goal so far in the league.

Schalke are expected to make a move, once Jermain Jones has left the club. The 32-year-old midfielder is considering a move to MLS while the German club are also eager to let him go.

Holtby’s agent Marcus Noack suggested that a return to Bundesliga side could be on the cards. He said:

“Lewis is desperate to play, which is why we are looking intensively for solutions. Schalke is an interesting option.”

Reports in Italy suggest that Rafael Benitez’ Napoli are targeting Spurs midfielder Etienne Capoue to bolster their midfield department in January.

The Italian giants are ready to pay £8m for the Frenchman’s services. It is highly unlikely that Spurs will sell a player they signed in the summer, without giving him a proper chance (injured for major part of the season plus had to play out of position) but the problem is Tim Sherwood prefers Nabil Bentaleb in the center of midfield.

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