Tottenham midfielder makes the move back to Germany

Lewis Holtby has secured a loan move away from Tottenham for the second time in two transfer windows, reports the Daily Mail. The young midfielder will next return to his homeland to play for Hamburg in the German Bundesliga.

The 23 year old joins up with his new club on a season-long loan, fresh off the back of a six month deal with Fulham. Whilst at Craven Cottage, Holtby was unable to effect the Cottagers eventual relegation out of the Premier League, but will now be given a chance to play outside of England.

The player could face a fresh scrap at the bottom of the league, however, as he joins a Hamburg side that only narrowly escaped relegation via a play-off last season. Under coach Mirko Slomka the team have not been able to start this campaign particularly well either, picking up one point from the first two games, and have found themselves under pressure.

The transfer should serve as another opportunity for Holtby to prove himself personally, however, as he has experienced a disjointed career until now. The midfielder has failed to break into the Spurs starting XI since joining the club in 2013, and did not prove especially effective at Fulham. Prior to his move to the Premier League, Holtby had emerged as a talented youngster at Schalke, and Hamburg will hope that he can rediscover some Bundesliga form for them.

Updated: September 2, 2014 — 12:45 pm
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