Lewis Holtby has joined Hamburg on an initial loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
Hamburg have the option to make the move permanent as Holtby, 23, returns to the Bundesliga less than two years after his exit from Schalke.
German football weekly kicker has reported that Spurs will pay part of the midfielder's salary as part of the agreement.
Paderborn picked up their first-ever Bundesliga win in style to heap the pressure on Hamburg coach Mirko Slomka after just two games of the season as the away side triumphed 3-0 at the HSV-Arena.
Elias Kachunga, Mario Vrancic and Moritz Stoppelkamp were all on target for the Bundesliga newcomers against the only side never to have been relegated from the top flight.
The East Westphalian minnows also had a goal ruled out for a marginal offside decision and could have embarrassed Hamburg even more w...
Hamburg are hoping to lure Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby back to the Bundesliga before the end of the transfer window.
Holtby, 23, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham, could return to Germany's top flight less than two years after leaving Schalke for the Premier League.
Earlier this week, Hamburg confirmed their interest in signing the Germany international, and coach Mirko Slomka has since admitted to being a fan.
"He is a class player, no need ...
Hamburg have confirmed media reports linking the Bundesliga side with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby.
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Holtby, 23, could return to the Bundesliga less than two years after he left for the Premier League. In January 2013, the Germany international completed his dream transfer to England, the birthplace of his father, where he joined Tottenham.
Hamburg CEO Dietmar Beiersdorfer has confirmed the club's interest in signing the former Schalke midfielder...