Search

Arsenal and Liverpool target set to leave Schalke

11:48 28 December 2012

Schalke

Schalke's Lewis Holtby. Photo: Nigel French/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Transfer news: Arsenal have been put on alert after German international Lewis Holtby announced he will leave Schalke at the end of the season when his contract expires.

The 22-year-old, who will be available on a free transfer in the summer, joined the Royal Blues from Alemannia Aachen in 2009 and has established himself as one of the best young midfielders in Germany.

News of his impending departure is a huge blow for Schalke who had been hoping he would join Holland striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar in signing a new deal.

Board member Horst Heldt said: “We had hoped that Lewis saw his future at Schalke beyond the end of the season.

“But, like Klaas Jan, he has made a personal decision that we respect.

“We are sure he will give everything between now and the end of the season.”

Holtby’s father is English and he has inevitably been linked with a host of clubs in the Premier League, including the Gunners and Liverpool.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

15:00
Haverstock School celebrate their victory at Reading FC's Madejski Stadium

Haverstock School are celebrating after winning the English Schools’ FA PlayStation Under-14 Small Schools’ Trophy after a gripping penalty shoot-out.

13:33
James Franklin

I’ve always enjoyed playing county cricket – and it becomes even more enjoyable when you get to be part of a winning side.

12:00
Will Russell squeezes the ball past Wembley wicketkeeper Jack Webster, scoring four en route to his knock of 94. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Brondesbury outclassed Wembley with the bat and ball but were frustratingly unable to finish the job and secure the victory as their hosts held on to grab a point in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

08:00
Evan Flowers hit 67 but North Middlesex were defeated by Ealing. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex suffered their first defeat of the season in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League after losing their top-of-the-table clash with Ealing.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder