Schalke snub Spurs' Holtby bid

  • Last Updated: January 20 2013, 13:13 GMT

Schalke have rejected an offer from Tottenham to sign midfielder Lewis Holtby before the end of the January transfer window.

Holtby: Will join Spurs in the summer at the latest
Holtby: Will join Spurs in the summer at the latest

Lewis Holtby

18. Lewis Holtby

Title Number
Appearances 10 (3)
Goals 0
Assists 1
Yellows 4
Reds 0
*Current Season

Holtby is set to join Spurs when his contract expires in June, but with Brazilian midfielder Sandro out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the north London side approached Schalke in a bid to sign him now.

Schalke boss Horst Heldt said: "Tottenham have made an offer, which was not acceptable, therefore it was rejected.

"The transfer window is still open and Lewis has not become any cheaper."

The Germany Under-21 captain produced another impressive performance for Heldt's side on Friday when he created two goals and scored the decisive fifth in Schalke's thrilling 5-4 home win over Hanover 96.

The 22-year-old later confirmed any potential move is out of his hands, and his eyes are firmly fixed on his future with Schalke.

"I am not going to just p**s off without busting my a**e for the team," Holtby said.

"I will give my all for Schalke until the last second. Everything else must be decided by the clubs."


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