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Holtby: Tottenham’s facilities the best I’ve seen

The 22-year-old completed a £1.5 million move to the club from Bundesliga giants Schalke on Monday and says he is excited at the challenge of settling into his new team

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby says the club's facilities are the best he has ever seen, and has revealed Andre Villas-Boas played a key role in convincing him to leave Schalke.

The 22-year-old initially agreed to move to White Hart Lane in the summer when his contract was set to expire, but Spurs pushed through a £1.5 million deal for the midfielder following a season-ending injury to Sandro.

And the Germany international is looking forward to the new challenge of settling in to the club mid-way through the season.

"As soon as I saw the facilities, the crowd and spoke to Andre I just knew I wanted to be here,” he told the club's official website.

"The facilities are the best I've seen. I'm proud to be here, a huge club that is only getting bigger and bigger.

"It's fantastic to be here. I can't wait to settle and to play for the club and I'm looking forward to the season.

"I played Champions League with Schalke but I wanted to be here now. I've been checking the club and Premier League on Twitter and YouTube, I've got the app! As footballers say, I'm over the moon to be here!"

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