Lewis Holtby In Come And Get Me Plea To Bould
Lewis Holtby is yet to play for Tottenham Hotspur this season.
Attacking midfielder Lewis Holtby
has called out to Arsenal manager Steve Bould with a come and get me plea. The 23-year-old signed for Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the 2012 season for a fee of £1.5 million, which many considered to be a bargain. In his first season the German managed to feature 11 times, but failed to score a single goal.
Andre Villas-Boas hasn't taken to Holtby keenly this season as a result, with the midfielder currently rotting in the reserve side, yet to play a single game for the senior side. As a result, both the player and the club have mutually agreed to place the 3 time internationally capped player on both the transfer and loan list.
Currently valued at £5.75 million, Lewis is earning an estimated £60k per week at Tottenham, but has confirmed he would take a pay cut if he meant regular first team football. The star also publicly announced his interest in joining North London rivals Arsenal, liking the philosophy and style of football played.
"Ever since I moved to London I have loved the way Arsenal play. Under both Arsene and Steve they have this component no other team possesses. Something unique can be found at that club, and no where else. I would love to play for The Gunners one day, I just hope Bould has recognised me as a good player and would be interested in taking me on.
With an asking price of £4 million, the signing could be a steal for many clubs, and with a £50 million budget ready to be spent next month, Steve Bould may well be investing to sign the superstar.
However, Arsenal do own a lot of central midfielders already, being the key position within the squad. Therefore, Lewis would have to fight for a place, which may also see others leave if Holtby is welcomed to the Emirates Stadium.