Rangers linked with swoop for Hamburg star Lewis Holtby
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Rangers linked with swoop for Hamburg star Lewis Holtby

Rangers have been linked with Hamburg star Lewis Holtby.
The Daily Record state sources in Germany have touted the potential for a deal, while journalist Ronan Murphy, backed up the rumour on Twitter. 


Germany international Holtby’s contract expires in the summer and is on the lookout for a new club.
He has experience of British football, too.
Tottenham brought him to the Premier League from Schalke, in 2013. He turned out 25 times for them in the top flight either side of a loan spell at Fulham.

Holtby celebrates scoring in the Europa League for Spurs. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Should Rangers really bring in another midfielder?

Steven Gerrard has established quite a fleet of central midfielders at the club.
Therefore, competition for places is already stiff.
However, what’s still lacking is that creative edge that will help unlock defences.
The diminutive £2.25m valued Holtby is that kind of player.

The 5ft 9′ playmaker is a former Germany U21 captain. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Four goals and three assists in 24 matches this season, doesn’t exactly scream top form.
It’s also a little disconcerting that Hamburg have allowed his contract to run down.

However, at 28, he’s far from an over the hill veteran. You don’t get a number of Germany caps without some serious talent, either.
Available on a free transfer, this could be the break and creative spark the Gers were looking for.