Sporadically-utilised German talent Lewis Holtby has joined Fulham on loan in order to receive regular first-team football as confirmed by the official website of the Cottagers as well as the player's agent, Markus Noack.
Holtby joined Spurs in the winter market last year, signing from FC Schalke 04 on a four and a half year deal. He will wear the classic playmaker's jersey in West London.
'Fulham can this afternoon confirm the loan signing of Lewis Holtby from Tottenham Hotspur, for the remainder of the season,' a statement on the fulhamfc.com said. 'Holtby will wear the number 10 shirt for the Whites.'
The midfielder's agent, Markus Noack, added on BBC sport that, despite apparent interest from Germany, Holtby was keen to link up with Fulham and manager Rene Meulensteen because of the ongoing project there.
'Fulham have put much effort into Lewis. It is a very well-run club with an excellent manager in Rene Meulensteen. The system and philosophy of how Fulham play fits well with Lewis. He will have match practice in the second half of the season in his favourite position and then we'll see how things are going by the summer.'
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