Spurs midfielder Holtby chose Hamburg over Aston Villa

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby rejected an offer from Aston Villa to sign on-loan with Hamburg on Monday.

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby rejected an offer from Aston Villa to sign on-loan with Hamburg on Monday.

BILD says Holtby chose to return to Germany, resisting offers from Villa and Dinamo Moscow in the process.

"Lewis is a suitable strong technician who suits our game well and will add to it with his creativity," said HSV boss Dietmar Beiersdorf.

"He has already collected a weight of experience at only 23 years of age, both in the Bundesliga, the Premier League and internationally.

"That's a lot of experience that he should bring to us."

Holtby can sign permanently for HSV next June for €7 million.

 
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