Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby has refused to rule out the possibility of one day returning to the Bundesliga.
The 23-year-old left Schalke in January to complete his move to White Hart Lane having had the long term desire to play football in the country of his father's birth.
After initially struggling with the demands of the Premier League the former Germany Under-21 captain has shone for Spurs this season despite the club's tumultuous campaign, scoring twice this month.
But while happy with life in north London, Holtby admits a move back to his homeland is a possibility at some point in future; with his former employers at the Vetlins Arena being a favoured destination.
"I would never rule out a return to the Bundesliga," Holtby said in an interview with Bild.
"Especially to Schalke, where I had a great time, even though it might have come across differently during my move a year ago.
"Things can happen very quickly. English football especially doesn't sleep."
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Not even a year into his time at Tottenham and Holtby has already experienced life under two managers. Having been named interim manager following Andre Villas-Boas' dismissal, Sherwood has since between awarded a contract at the club until the end of next season.
The former Spurs midfielder saw his side labour to a 1-1 draw with West Brom in his first game after signing the deal but oversaw a 3-0 win over Stoke City on Sunday. Holtby is confident the club will learn to adapt quickly to Sherwood's ideas, while also praising the manager for "calming things down" at White Hart Lane.
"It's always a difficult situation when managers get sacked, especially the manager who brought you in, but you have to be aware of that (possibility) Holtby was quoted as saying in the Guardian.
"That's football and still you have to work hard and put everything into it and show the new gaffer that you are capable of playing and that is what I am trying to do.
"I think he knows the club in and out, he has been here as a player and a manager for the second team. His style of play is a very good idea, he likes to play forward, attacking football. We have the team capable of doing this. It's just a matter of time adapting to that now."