Fulham have completed the signing of Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby on loan until the end of the season.
The Germany international, who has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane under new boss Tim Sherwood, completed a medical just before midnight on Thursday, with talks continuing into the early hours of Friday morning.
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"Fulham made a big effort to get Lewis. This club is well-led and Meulensteen is an excellent coach and manager. His system and his philosophy fit well with Lewis," Marcus Noack told Goal.
"He will be able to gain matches in his favourite position during the second part of the season. Then we will see how things develop until the summer. Going back to the Bundesliga was not possible due to circumstances that we could not influence."
Holtby will spend the rest of the season on loan with the west London club as he looks to increase his chances of being picked for Germany's World Cup squad, with the Cottagers having the option to purchase the midfielder in the summer.
The former Schalke star, who will wear the No.10 jersey at Craven Cottage, trained with his new team-mates at Fulham's Motspur Park training base on Friday, with Goal exclusively revealing that club are also close to finalising deals for Kostas Mitroglou and Manchester United duo Larnell Cole and Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Dimitar Berbatov, meanwhile, is on his way out of Fulham, with the former Tottenham striker having travelled to Monaco to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with the Ligue 1 outfit.