Leicester join chase for Holtby but should he stay with Spurs?

Lewis Holtby

Leicester City have joined QPR and Crystal Palace in the chase for Tottenham's Lewis Holtby but should the midfielder stay with Spurs?

Leicester are reportedly lining up a loan move for Holtby, and will look to beat QPR and Crystal Palace to his services, but the German midfielder has a lot to offer Tottenham Hotspur.

He has struggled to nail down a regular starting role in the side since making the £1.5 million switch from Schalke in January 2013, but the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino could see the 23-year-old flourish.

Holtby is a tireless worker and will chase every ball in an attempt to win back possession for his side, a trait that the Spurs fans appreciate and Holtby is something of a fan-favourite as a result.

He had to settle for largely Europa League appearances under Andre Villas-Boas last season and Tim Sherwood was quick to loan him out to Fulham after taking charge of the team at the midway point of the season.

Regular football at Craven Cottage saw Holtby improve as a Premier League player, and he more than deserves a chance to impress in the starting lineup at White Hart Lane.

Another loan move would surely all but spell the end of his time at Spurs, with so much competition in the midfield already, and this season is the German's chance to shine.

Pochettino will want all his players to press the opposition high up the pitch, and Holtby is the perfect candidate to do that effectively, and could perform the role that Adam Lallana did so successfully under the Argentine coach art Southampton last season.

Holtby seems to perform best when played in a more central midfield role, as opposed to an attacking one, as he has more space to operate in the centre of the pitch.

He has already scored one and assisted another in two appearances on Tottenham's US Tour and will surely be in Pochettino's plans for the upcoming campaign.

After impressing on loan at the end of last season, Holtby deserves another chance to play regular football for The Lilywhites before he should be sent out again, and Pochettino will likely give him that chance.

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