Agent reveals why Holtby chose Spurs over Arsenal, Liverpool and Schalke

10:40 05 January 2013

Tottenham Hotspur's manager Andre Villas Boas before the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Tottenham Hotspur's manager Andre Villas Boas before the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Transfer News: The agent of Lewis Holtby has revealed that Andre Villas-Boas was the reason why the 22-year-old signed for Tottenham, instead of Arsenal, Schalke and Liverpool.

The 22-year-old will make the move in the summer on a free transfer after being at the German club for four years.

“Schalke made Lewis a very good offer, we know that,” Marcus Noack told “But this decision is not against Schalke.

“We had a lot of offers from every top league in Europe. If you look at the whole package, then Tottenham was the best choice.

“Andre Villas-Boas is especially convincing. This is a top coach. The decision to leave Schalke and join Tottenham came in mid-December. And it was very hard for us to choose.”

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