Fulham have completed the signing of Lewis Holtby from Tottenham on a loan deal until the end of the season. The German midfielder moves to Craven Cottage, while there have been new reports that Fulham are close to securing a deal for Greek striker Konstantinos Mitroglou for a club record transfer fee of £12.5million.
According to Goal.com, “Mitroglou did his own medical at Fulham’s Motspur Park headquarters earlier in the day after the Cottagers agreed a fee worth £11million including add-ons with the Greek club.”
Fulham are also close to signing deals for Manchester United youngsters Larnell Cole and Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Regarding Holtby, the talented midfielder never had a real opportunity to settle in at Tottenham, where he had limited playing time. That’s something he will get at Fulham where the club are desperately trying to avoid relegation this season under new owner Shahid Khan.
Here’s Holtby’s goodbye message to Tottenham supporters:
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Fulham clinch deals for Mitroglou, Holtby and Manchester United pair — Goal
- Fulham poised to announce club-record capture of £12.5m Konstantinos Mitroglou — Evening Standard
- Sergio Agüero ruled out for a month with hamstring injury — The Guardian
- Arsenal suffer blow over Julian Draxler move as Schalke rule out transfer — The Guardian
- Newcastle United’s Twitter survey on deadline day gets taken over by angry fans — Bleacher Report
- Aaron Ramsey out for up to six weeks with thigh injury — The Guardian
- Liverpool close to completing £15m Konoplyanka deal as Spurs drop out — The Mail
- Man City set for Deadline Day £35m double swoop for Porto’s Mangala & Fernando — 101GG
- Manchester City winger Jesus Navas ‘no longer homesick’ and loving his football at the Etihad — The Mirror
- Wilfried Zaha set to be plunged straight into Cardiff City’s Premier League survival bid — Wales Online
- Tottenham recall midfielder Livermore from Hull City spell — The Mail
- Newcastle’s Alan Pardew unsure he can seal deal for Lyon’s Clément Grenier — The Guardian
- Norwich boss Chris Hughton to ‘investigate’ reports of Wes Hoolahan criticising club — The Mail
- Why the Premier League banned ‘third-party ownership’ of players — The Guardian
- Newcastle’s Loic Remy out of Sunderland, Chelsea and Spurs matches as FA reject appeal — Daily Star
- Freddy Adu training in England with Blackpool — Pro Soccer Talk
- Leeds United in disarray after takeover collapses over lack of cash — The Guardian
- PSG coach Laurent Blanc suspended 1 Champions League match — Sports Illustrated
- San Jose Earthquakes launch new logo — San Jose Earthquakes
- Mix Diskerud wanted to be signed by the Portland Timbers, not Major League Soccer — Stumptown Footy
- Lots to consider at Toronto FC ownership ponders significant stadium enhancements — Pro Soccer Talk
- LA Galaxy sign Swedish midfielder Stefan Ishizaki — LA Galaxy
- Adnan Januzaj has chosen to play for England, even though technically he’s not actually eligible — 101GG
- Socceroo Rhys Williams to miss World Cup — ESPN FC
- Fifa demands update on efforts to improve worker conditions in Qatar — The Guardian
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