Lewis Holtby
Lewis Holtby [Reuters]

The agent of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby has revealed that his client is not happy with the situation and is considering an exit from White Hart Lane in the ongoing transfer window.

The 23-year-old was signed by Spurs's former manager Andre Villas-Boas from Schalke last January and saw his first team appearances being limited, making only four starts in the second half of the last season.

Holtby has made 12 league appearances during this campaign, which include six starts. The German international's agent Marcus Noack admitted that several clubs are interested in signing the midfielder in the ongoing transfer window.

"Lewis is not happy with the current situation at Tottenham. We are looking around to find a solution in this market in January. At the moment, I cannot do the names of the teams that are interested in the player," Noack told Tutto Mercato Web.

The north London club's manager Tim Sherwood is already keen on sanctioning the sale of first team players in January and Holtby is one amongst the few, who could be making a move away from White Hart Lane.

Holtby has made one league appearance under Villas-Boas' successor. Sherwood has fielded Nabil Bentaleb in the heart of Spurs's midfielder, ahead of the German international. He had earlier urged the north London club's manager to give more clarity over his future at the Lane.

Despite that, Holtby revealed that he is open to a return to the Bundesliga and has set his sights on re-joining his former club in January.

"I would never rule out return to the Bundesliga. Especially at Schalke, I had a great time, even if the flippant different with my move a year ago. It can always go all very quickly, especially English football never sleeps," Holtby told Bild.

"At the moment, for me it is sporting a constant up and down. Despite the great competition and my relatively few games, I have also achieved this season has nine assists and three goals. That's a good rate. However, I would often be in the starting from biting me and reluctant to keep coming back to the heated bench."