The agent of Lewis Holtby insists his client will be leaving Tottenham on loan this winter.

23-year old midfielder Holtby is out of favour at White Hart Lane after joining from FC Schalke a year ago and his representative Marcus Noack says a temporary shift away from north London until the summer is on the cards.

"My feeling is that he will leave but it's not in our hands at the moment," Noack said.

"Tottenham have to agree to let him go first. We hope to find a solution in the next couple of days.

"I think it will be a loan because it is difficult for anyone to buy Lewis."

It is believed that a return to Schalke could be an option for Holtby while Borussia Dortmund are also being linked.

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