According to Fussball Transfers, Holtby is in intensive talks to return to English football - where he last played for Tottenham in 2015 - with Blackburn.
The 28-year-old - who is Germany-born and -raised but has an English father - is a free agent after leaving Hamburg SV at the end of last season and is said to have had interest from the Turkish giants, Besiktas, earlier this summer.
But it was Blackburn that Holtby's promoters, Noack Sports, visited at the weekend.
And several of a Rovers persuasion are expressing their excitement at the prospect of signing the one-time Tottenham man, on Twitter...
He looked class in spells at spurs if I remember right.— Talk Of Ewood (@TalkOfEwood) September 16, 2019
Class signing we can get the sort of form he showed at spurs— Matthew Shaw (@mattieshaw97) September 16, 2019
Lewis Holtby would be quality— John Hacking Junior (@HackingJunior19) September 16, 2019
Gotta be honest, I would LOVE Lewis Holtby at #rovers. Just hope that spells the end of Evans and Smallwood as would leave us very healthy with Buckley, Johnno and Trav— Rovers fan (@spagsjunction) September 16, 2019
3 time German international footballer possibly joining us Lewis Holtby would be a quality signing. #Rovers— Joe Wall (@Joeseppeee) September 16, 2019
Lewis Holtby would be a top signing for #Rovers. Another level of quality to the midfield and it would be a great addition— Rovers Chat (@rovers_chat) September 16, 2019
If Rovers get Holtby we’ve got one of best midfield 3 in the league, and that’s before Bradley Dacks even mentioned.— JakeAlston (@JakeAlston) September 16, 2019
Lewis Holtby on a free transfer now that excites me #Rovers— Matthew Shaw (@mattieshaw97) September 16, 2019
Holtby only played 42 times in his two-and-a-half-year Tottenham spell, which included loans at Fulham and Hamburg.
But according to the following Tottenham supporters, he could prove a useful addition for Blackburn.
This makes me so happy ngl— JoshTHFC (@Josh_2905) September 16, 2019
Loved Holtby— Andy woods (@andywoods85) September 16, 2019
Tottenham fans - what should Blackburn expect from Holtby?
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