Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal with Schalke for the immediate transfer of Lewis Holtby. The midfielder had agreed terms to join the. Ex- Spurs midfielder Holtby, 26, had two years at White Hart Lane but Holtby, whose dad is from Liverpool, grew up supporting Everton. Lewis Holtby, on loan at the time from Spurs, celebrates after helping Hamburg win their Bundesliga play-off against Karlsruhe. Photograph. Live on talkSPORT document. Following his return to Schalke, Holtby was named in the starting line-up for the Supercup on 23 July and scored the first penalty in a penalty shoot-out victory over Dortmund. Retrieved 19 April At the start of the following season, Holtby revealed that he would not be extending his contract with the club which holtby spurs set to expire at the wer bin ich online spielen of the campaign. Holtby arrived to great excitement after Tottenham brought forward his planned free transfer in the summer of by six months to cover a serious injury to Sandro.