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Lewis Holtby signs for Spurs: His career so far

17:27 04 January 2013

Lewis Holtby, Schalke 04. Picture: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Lewis Holtby, Schalke 04. Picture: Adam Davy/EMPICS

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Transfer News: Tottenham have won the race to sign highly-rated Germany international Lewis Holtby from Schalke.

The 22-year-old midfielder, whose father Chris is from Liverpool, will move to White Hart Lane at the end of the season when his contract expires with the German club.

Below is an outline of his career so far.

1990: Born September 18 in Erkelenz, Germany, to an English father and a German mother.

2007: Makes professional debut with Alemannia Aachen in the 2. Bundesliga.

2009: Joins Schalke on a four-year contract.

2010: January - Moves to Bochum on loan until the end of the season.

May - Joins Mainz on loan for the 2010/11 season and helps the team finish fifth in the Bundesliga.

November - Makes Germany debut in a goalless draw against Sweden.

2011: July - Wins DFL Supercup with Schalke, scoring a penalty in a shootout win over Borussia Dortmund.

2012: May - Finishes third in the Bundesliga with Schalke.

December - Announces he will leave Schalke at the end of the season.

2013: January 4 - Tottenham confirm Holtby will move to White Hart Lane in July, subject to passing a medical.

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