On loan Fulham ace Lewis Holtby says that he is keen to return to Tottenham and battle for his future at the end of the season.

The German international left White Hart Lane to become a part of the Cottagers’ relegation scrap in January, and has been impressive under the guidance of Felix Magath – despite the club’s lowly position.

Holtby has struggled to establish himself at Spurs under Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood, and with a number of signings expected this summer, there has been talk of a permanent move away from north London.

But the versatile midfielder says that for now he is focusing on helping his current side avoid the drop, but that he is hoping to return to Tottenham to battle for first-team action:

“There is little sense in talking about other clubs since I have a long-term contract at Tottenham,” he told Goal.

“The status quo is that I will go back to Spurs after the summer holidays. I can’t tell you what is going to happen until then. My agent takes care of everything and as far as I know his mobile is always turned on.

“I loved playing for Tottenham and I would like to fulfil my contract there. But at first it is important to avoid relegation with Fulham.

It is rumoured that Louis van Gaal will replace Sherwood in the White Hart Lane dugout this summer, and Holtby says he is an admirer of the Dutchman:

“Louis van Gaal is an exceptional coach, you can’t deny that.

“He led big teams to big success. I don’t know whether he will be the new coach and of course it is not for me to decide.”

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