Tottenham move thrills Lewis

Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby admits he has fulfilled an ambition to play in the Premier League after signing for Tottenham.

Last Updated: 05/01/13 at 19:14 Post Comment

Lewis Holtby: Dream move

Lewis Holtby: Dream move

The Germany U-21 international, whose father is from Liverpool, will move to White Hart Lane at the end of the season.

Holtby said: "When I was a lad, I used to sit with my dad in front of the TV and long to play there. This chance has now arrived, and I have taken it.

"I have always said that it would be realising a dream for me to play in the Premier League one day. As soon as this became reality, it was a childhood dream come true."

Holtby took time out from Schalke's training camp in Doha to address the club's fans, many of whom have not taken too kindly to his decision to leave the Gelsenkirchen club.

"I hope that you can understand me and that we can enjoy the remaining games together," he added.

"Then I will look back on a great experience and time, and I am grateful to have been given this chance here in Schalke.

"I have always identified myself with this club and I will continue to do so until the very last second.

"If it weren't for my English roots and for the Premier League, then I would have signed a new deal long ago."

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ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

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thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

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ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

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