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.

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray by Toyin Oshodi.

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-