Palace favourites to sign German International.

Last updated : 25 July 2014 By Matthew Roche
Crystal palace are one of the latest clubs to have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur player Lewis Holtby. It is believed that Holtby will be looking to move elsewhere were he not to fit into new boss Mauricio Pochettino's first team plans. Palace and QPR are believed to be amongst the favourites to sign the German International.  

The pacey winger was used sparingly by former Spurs bosses Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood making just six Premier League starts for Tottenham last term.

Holtby finished the season on loan at Fulham before rejoining Spurs where he is currently in the United States with the squad on a pre-season friendly.

This news comes as Sky sources report that Palace are likely to miss out on target Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Icelandic International is tipped to be on the verge of a move to the Liberty Stadium as part of a deal for left-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm.

With the exit of Kagisho Dikgacoi and reports of a bid from Sampdoria for Jose Campana, Holtby may be the player to strengthen a depleting Palace midfield.