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Holtby's early deal confirmed!

Tottenham have confirmed that Lewis Holtby has signed earlier than initially agreed, for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5m.

22 year old Holtby is probably seen as a player to fill the void of Rafael Van der Vaart in the much missed creative role behind one striker and with that in mind, it perhaps seems strange that his early signature was first talked about following the loss of Sandro. However is there more to the urgency of his signing than is obvious to the major media outlets?

I have suggested that Holtby could potentially be seen as a viable alternative to Mousa Dembele in a deeper and more creative midfield role, and that seems reasonable as we still lack any viable alternative should Mousa again succumb to his hip or any other problem, though in certain circumstances, is there also a possibility that the pair could partner each other, even later in games when we are struggling to break down an opposition.

Though this partly fills me with dread, I have also considered that this is a move that indicates we have already given up on securing a new striker and/or that there is more to Jermain Defoe's injury than we have so far been informed. Holtby's arrival could increase options behind a main striker to allow Dempsey to push forward, but am I simply being alarmist?

A suggestion that we simply want to get him in early to have him settled for the start of next season, seems rather far-fetched, as you wouldn't assume he would struggle to adapt, as he obviously speaks the language and is used to England and the English, but also, can we seriously see Daniel Levy forking out such a sum of cash, just to help a player settle in early?

Obviously I am very happy to have Lewis Holtby as a Tottenham Hotspur player, however, I just have a niggling feeling that I am not yet in receipt of all the facts...

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Date:Monday January 28 2013

Time: 4:10PM


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