Blackburn Rovers have signed Lewis Holtby on a free transfer, as announced by their official club website.
The German midfielder has signed a two-year deal at Ewood Park.
Holtby, who is a Germany international with three caps to his name, has been in the hunt for a new club since leaving Bundesliga 2 side Hamburg at the end of last season.
The 29-year-old returns to England with it being four years since he left Tottenham Hotspur.
He started his career with spells as a youngster at Borussia Monchengladbach and Alemannia Aachen before joining Schalke in 2009.
Holtby had loan stints away at Vlb Bochum and Mainz 05 before going onto make 79 appearances for the Bundesliga side, scoring 13 goals.
He moved to Spurs in January 2013 on a four-and-a-half year contract. The midfielder played 42 times for the London side and also had a loan spell at Fulham.
Hamburg swooped to sign him in 2015 and he spent four years with the Volksparkstadion club, three of which were in the top flight.
Here is how Blackburn fans have reacted on Twitter to their impressive new signing-
Wear it with pride lad!
— Buddy Ellfyre (@nutscratch84) September 20, 2019
What a signing Holtby is, not been this excited for a signing since we signed Dacky. #Rovers
— Adam (@kar0lia) September 20, 2019
Really cant impress on people how much of a big signing Lewis Holtby is for us. He is, quite frankly, a premier league player on paper and weve done so well to sign him. Fantastic stuff, what a signing! #Rovers
— Martin MJ (@MartinMJ22) September 19, 2019
On paper, the signing of Lewis Holtby looks a top bit of business. Good work TM #rovers
— Russell Prescott (@RussPr) September 19, 2019
Really liked Holtby during his loan spell at Fulham.
Seems to have declined over the years.
— Ad (@ABronsSmith) September 19, 2019
On a free transfer.
— Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin_93) September 19, 2019
Really hope this Holtby turns out to be a good signing, people seem to rate him. #Rovers
— Christian (@chris111198) September 19, 2019
Think Holtby is a quality signing #Rovers
— Colin McKenzie (@McJaff) September 19, 2019