Holtby set for Hamburg loan switch
Published 01/09/2014 | 12:27
Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby is set to complete a move to Hamburg.
Press Association Sport understands Holtby underwent a medical with the German club on Monday ahead of a proposed season-long loan deal.
Holtby signed for Spurs in January 2013 from Schalke but has struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up at White Hart Lane.
A six-month loan spell at Fulham last season proved unsuccessful as the Cottagers were relegated to the Championship and manager Felix Magath criticised Holtby's attitude.
Mauricio Pochettino's arrival as Spurs head coach offered renewed hope for the midfielder but despite a promising pre-season campaign, Holtby has not started any of Tottenham's three Premier League matches so far.
Two other players on their way out of White Hart Lane are youngsters Tomislav Gomelt and Souleymane Coulibaly, who have both moved to Bari.
Gomelt, 19, joins the Italian Serie B side on a season-long loan while Coulibaly, also 19, has signed permanently.
Spurs striker Jonathan Obika has signed permanently for Swindon Town, where he made five appearances on loan in 2011.
The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks at Tottenham but struggled to make an impact in the first-team.