Tottenham evening round-up: Levy leads Alderweireld talks, Holtby departure confirmed

Lewis Holtby

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Tottenham have confirmed, on their official website, the departure of midfielder Lewis Holtby to Hamburg - where he spent last season on loan, with the Bundesliga side surviving by the skin of their teeth in a relegation play-off.

Holtby made 41 appearances for the club, scoring three goals, but the 24-year-old could never really get into the side following the signing of Christian Eriksen in 2013.

The London Evening Standard reports that chairman Daniel Levy was flown to Madrid to negotiate a deal to bring Toby Alderweireld to White Hart Lane.

Alderwerield spent last season on loan at Southampton and was reportedly open to making that deal permanent. The Saints have an option to buy the player, but it in effect becomes void if Atletico pay the Saints £1.5 million in order to sell him elsewhere, which the Standard reports is something the La Liga side are prepared to do.

They say the player is thought to favour a move to Tottenham, and it will cost them a minimum of £10 million to bring him to White Hart Lane.

Elsewhere, the Standard also reports that the club will get a £1.07 million windfall after Iago Falque moved to Roma from Genoa.

Falque made four appearances for Spurs, and the Standard reports that when he was sold to Genoa there was clause inserted in the deal which meant that Spurs would get a 15% sell-on fee.

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