The German playmaker will return to White Hart Lane after a loan spell at Fulham and will hope to break back into Spurs’ starting XI.
It is all change at Tottenham this summer, with a new manager set to be appointed following Tim Sherwood’s dismissal.
The new man will want to assess the current squad before bringing new players in, which will give fringe figures the chance to impress.
Lewis Holtby was frozen out by Sherwood and sent to Fulham on loan in a bid to give him more regular action.
Looking at the four attacking midfielders, how do the stats compare?
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The table above shows that Eriksen had an excellent season, with the Dane clearly ahead of the other three in most aspects of the game.
However, there is reason to believe that Holtby still has a role to play in North London, with the former Schalke man’s stats just as good or better than Paulinho and Dembele.
The German is second to Eriksen in the assists tally and for creating shooting opportunities for team-mates.
He also plays the most successful throughballs to put a team-mate one-on-one with the opposition goalkeeper.
It is clear that Holtby could offer more of a goal threat himself, while his number of completed passes is considerably less than the other three.
That said, Holtby clearly has ability and given a run of games by Tottenham’s new manager could well be an important player for the team next season.