Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby has joined Fulham on loan until the end of the season.
Holtby moved to White Hart Lane from Schalke just 12 months after Spurs paid £1.25m to secure his services but the player has struggled to secure a regular place in the starting line-up, especially since Tim Sherwood's replaced Andre Villas Boas as head coach.
According to Tottenham official Twitter account, Spurs and Fulham have already agreed terms and the player, who trained with his new team-mates on Friday, will play on loan at Craven Cottage until the end of the season.
Some reports suggested in recent days that Fulham were going to offer Dimitar Berbatov to his former club in exchange but it appears the striker is on the brink of a move to Monaco to replace the injured Radamel Falcao.
Holtby arrives at Fulham to replace Adel Taarabt, who has completed a loan move to Milan.
The German midfielder has played just two games since Tim Sherwood took over at Tottenham and with Sandro and Paulinho set to return from injuries his situation during the second half of the campaign is not expected to improve.
Holtby's agent Marcus Noack recently revealed that the player was willing to move away before the transfer widow closes with Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 reportedly interested in acquiring his services before Fulham swooped in.
"My feeling is that he will leave but it's not in our hands at the moment," Holtby's agent said.
"Tottenham have to agree to let him go first. We hope to find a solution in the next couple of days. I think it will be a loan because it is difficult for anyone to buy Lewis."