Report - German paper claims Hamburg have signed Holtby permanently

German daily tabloid Bild has suggested that Lewis Holtby has triggered a permanent move to Hamburg from Tottenham Hotspur.

German newspaper Bild claims Lewis Holtby has moved to Hamburg permanently and won’t be returning to White Hart Lane.

The midfielder initially left Spurs on loan, with Bild claiming that Hamburg have met a number of terms in the deal, which have allowed him to commit permanently to the Bundesliga side.

Bild suggests that Holtby has played enough games at Hamburg to trigger the permanent move and has also provided an explanation for the unusual structure of the deal; because Hamburg spent too much cash during the summer.

Hamburg are expected to follow through on a £5 million fee, which was reportedly agreed between the sides in terms of a price should the loan deal be turned into a permanent price.

Holtby has been unfortunate during his time at Tottenham after initially making a big impact after a move from FC Schalke. Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of options in the middle of his team and that appears to have cost the fans one of their most popular players.

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