Lewis Holtby's agent has insisted that he is not planning on leaving Tottenham Hotspur in January despite receiving limited starts from Andre Villas-Boas.

Holtby has been named in the starting line-up for Spurs only five times this season, and after the manager spent big on his midfield in the summer it would appear the German has a lot of work to do in order to prove himself on a regular basis.

And despite rumours claiming he might be set for a move to the Serie A in the winter, his agent Marcus Noack insists that he's not planning on leaving Tottenham, but rather fighting for his place.

"Lewis has definitely no intention of leaving Tottenham," he told Goal. "On the contrary, he feels very comfortable at the club and in London.

"He wants to establish himself further and contribute so the club can reach its goals this season."

Holtby turned down a move to Arsenal for Tottenham last January and while he could have left Schalke on a free in the summer Spurs brought forward the move to the end of the transfer window for a £1.5m fee.

He played a large part in the side in the lead-up until the end of the season, featuring 17 times, but this season Villas-Boas appears to be experimenting with his line-up and is yet to decide on his best starting XI.

The 23 year old will certainly be thinking about game time in the lead up to the 2014 Brazil World Cup and is clearly confident that he can beat the big-money signings to be a favourite in Villas-Boas' selection decisions.

His agent also insisted that part of the reason behind the limited game tie was a result of injury and national duty.

He explained: "If you take into consideration that he missed all of his pre-season due to an injury that he had during the Under-21 European Championship, it is remarkable he has already played 13 matches and scored or assisted seven goals.

"He worked very hard in rehabilitation and after good performances in the Europa League and Capital One Cup he recommended himself for a place in the starting line-up for Premier League matches. I get the feeling that Lewis comes back even stronger after an injury."