Lewis Holtby - London Bound?

A lot of talk has been around Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby this month, after it was reported he would be leaving the club in the summer due to his contract is ending in June.

Highly regarded as one of the best young midfielders in Europe, he has been strongly linked with a move to The Premier League, due to his father being English and the player favouring a move there.

The guarantee of European Football is a must for the player, after his excursions with Schalke in the Champions League over the past two seasons, and it appears he is in a two way tussle between London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal for his signature.

Holtby, is an Everton fan reportedly, and isn’t keen on a move to Liverpool, who have made an offer for his services, so the offer of European football in London is a big drawing point for a move which could be pivotal in his career.

He will be taking part in the U21 Tournament in the summer for Germany, so this will be a good showcase of his talents on the world stage, which is why it is essential for sides to agree a pre-contract with the midfielder at the earliest opportunity.

Latest reports suggest he is favouring a move to Tottenham, under Manager Andre Villas-Boas, although a deal for the player is still some way from completion.