German midfielder faces increased competition for a midfield place at White Hart Lane.
Lewis Holtby is being tipped to leave Tottenham when then transfer window reopens in January after falling down the pecking order in Andre Villas-Boas’ side.
The 22-year-old arrived at White Hart Lane in a cut-price £1.4 million deal at the start of 2013 from Schalke but has only made 11 appearances and could be forced out after boss Villas-Boas strengthened his midfield during the summer.
After receiving a world record windfall from Gareth Bales’s move to Real Madrid the Spurs boss reinvested the money on bringing Christian Eriksen, Etienne Capoue and Paulinho to north London, meaning competition for places is fierce.
It’s been suggested that a buy-back clause was inserted into his contract and Schalke are keen to activate it in order to bring Holtby back to the Bundesliga, where he made his name during a four-year spell in Gelsenkirchen.
However, the Erkelenz-born playmaker has already revealed his intention to stay at Tottenham and become an integral figure at the club.
“I am very pleased to be in this squad,” the 22-year-old told the Daily Star.
“You need a big squad if you want to challenge for trophies and be strong in every competition.”