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hendersonshands
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Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season

I think Schalke will decide not to sell in the January window because they want to make a run at the Champions League. Holtby has already said that he's gone after the season.

He has an English father so two of the places he's been linked to the most are Arsenal and Liverpool. If he goes to Liverpool, it's gotta be because he was a fan growing up or something. I think Schalke will qualify for the Champions League but I don't see Liverpool doing that.

Another rumor is that Bayern would offer him a contract. Bayern has quite the logjam at cm/cam but if they plan on selling Robben, Muller will play a lot more wing which would mean that Kroos needs more CAM cover.


He's only 22 so whoever lands him will be getting a very good player who hasn't entered his prime yet.


TFTC
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
I know his father is from Merseyside and a big Everton Supporter... That may be an option to slot in behind Jelavic, if Felliani leaves...


hendersonshands
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
I don't mean this as a slight to Everton but he's too big of a player to sign with Everton on a free unless he really loves the club. I think a Champions League club will offer him. Arsenal may be a good spot, assuming they sneak into the top 4 like they usually do
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TFTC
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
I know LFC have been linked with him, but there were doubts over his support of Everton...

He'll be an absolute steal for free and should have many lining up to have him sign a pre contract next month...


hendersonshands
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
I knew he was a Scouser but I didn't know that he was of the Everton variety..


LSUSOBEAST1
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
I don't know much about him. LFC are desperately trying to find an AM to take the reigns once Gerrard retires. Shelvey looks most likely, but I'm very very skeptical. I keep hearing that Arsenal need another CM, but there doesn't seem to be a ton of room in that midfield especially if Ox is moved centrally.


WarSlamEagle
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
United can always use a young mid with some experience. Someone to replace Scholes and Giggs...Anderson's probably leaving, too.


LSUSOBEAST1
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
United will be in for Götze or Eriksen.


hendersonshands
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
Holtby, in my opinion, is a poor man's Toni Kroos. Very good as an attacking mid and good as a holding midfielder, more dangerous at CAM. Saying he's a poor man's Kroos isn't a slight to him either because when Kroos is on, he's world class. I actually think he would fit in well with Brendan Rodgers.


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hendersonshands
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
Will United spend the obscene amount of money it would take to get Götze?


joey barton
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
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Anderson's probably leaving, too.


That'd be a shame. United needs to lock him in the gym at night


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LSUSOBEAST1
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
Wouldn't surprise me


joey barton
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
He'd only be a solid seven or eight Bebes


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WarSlamEagle
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
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United will be in for Götze or Eriksen.

Or Strootman.


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hendersonshands
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
He's 20 and under contract until 2016. I can't see them selling for anything less than €40 million.


Friend of OBUDan
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
Thought the speculation was his release clause was less than that?


Jumbeauxlaya
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
I think around 37 mil euros was the number floating around.


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LSUSOBEAST1
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re: Lewis Holtby will be available on a free after this season
Well they just spent £25m (€30m) on a 29 year old.


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