Spurs man backs £30m Germany stars for Premier League move

Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby believes Schalke's Julian Draxler and Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund would take England's top flight by storm

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby believes Germany internationals Julian Draxler and Marco Reus would take the Premier League by storm. Holtby, who joined Spurs after leaving Schalke in January, has impressed for the Lilywhites this season, making 12 appearances and scoring against Dinamo Tblisi in the Europa League.

He expects the number of German players playing their trade in the Premier League to continue rising – and says Schalke’s Draxler and Reus of Borussia Dortmund are both on the top teams’ radars.

'Draxler is on the list of every big team,' said Holtby in the Evening Standard. 'He is a fantastic young player and I think a lot of money will probably be spent on him. I don’t know whether he wants to come but there are a lot of players there.

'People say Marco Reus is in talks with everyone here so Germany have a number of big talents and the Premier League is very keen on getting them in. You also look at Adam Szalai, the Hungarian striker at Schalke.

'It’s good that so many Germans are coming to the Premier League, which I believe is the best and most attractive competition in the world. German players are very dedicated and professional. It’s the dedication that makes them attractive to clubs.'

Holtby added that Tottenham are in good shape this season, despite the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and an unspectacular start to their league campaign, in which they have scored only nine goals in 10 league games.

Holtby added: 'Do we have a more balanced squad now? Definitely. Respect to Gareth who was awesome here, a fantastic guy and a fantastic player, but the new players have really adapted to our team and our style of football.

'The Premier League is very tight and it will be very close at the top. You see how much money all the clubs are spending, like Cardiff, who were promoted only last season.

'But we are fourth now and if we can continue to adapt to each other, then we have big objectives to aim for.'

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