Rumour Mill: Spurs to re-sign Swansea’s Sigurdsson?

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Dom Le Roy

27 year old playmaker Gyfli Sigurdsson, who left the club in 2014, could be set for a return to Tottenham according to reports from a wide number of English newspapers.

The Icelandic midfielder left North London for the Welsh side Swansea three years ago following a frustrating two years at Tottenham, where he scored just 13 goals and assisted only 9 times. For the Swans however, since his return to Wales he’s managed 30 goals and 26 assists. This form saw him linked with moves to Everton and West Ham in January and now speculation has begun about his future once more with a renewed interest from Tottenham.

According to an article by the Standard, Sigurdsson, who picked up three awards at Swansea’s end of the season awards ceremony, would cost Spurs roughly £25 million. Pochettino even revealed he was disappointed by the Icelandic international’s departure from the club. He said in December:

“I think he was a perfect player for us. But, in that moment, it was the club’s decision and his decision to move to Swansea to find another way.”

Rumour also has it that Tottenham are eyeing up this move as an alternative to Ross Barkley who could cost Spurs up to double the price of Sigurdsson. At just 23, Barkley would be a sensible purchase and is still in high regard by the senior management at Spurs, but Everton’s refusal to drop the price down from £50 million could deter Tottenham from making a move.

Swansea manager Paul Clement has had his say on the matter and he thinks it’d be wiser for Sigurdsson to stay in Wales. He said:

“He was here on loan and then he went to Tottenham, which was set to be the next step in his career. It didn’t work out, he came back here and has done really well.”

“He is going to have that in his mind, If he is going to make the next step it has to be a positive one.”

“He cannot have another situation like he had at Tottenham, where he potentially goes somewhere and is in and out of the side, and does not gather any momentum. Otherwise he is better staying here, being a key player and building something around moving this club forward.”

What would you rather? Sigurdsson for £25 million, or Barkley for £50 million?

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  1. Love to have Siggy back at Spurs. Much better than Barkley and under half the price. V good at free-kicks and corners, runs a lot but like the rest of the Spurs attack not exactly the quickest!

  2. It was a mistake to sell Siggy in the first place. However, he did struggle last time, especially when not in his preferred position. Players like Eriksen have learned under Poch to be more adaptable across the front 3 or 4. Siggy could’ve done the same, I’m sure, but he would surely need some time to do it if he came back, so although I love him as a player, I’m unconvinced it would work out quickly enough to make it worthwhile. That is of course just an opinion; and if he does come back I will hope to be proven wrong. COYS!

  3. we need another dead ball specialist and someone who works well on the left where we are currently weak in link up with our full backs like Rose and Davies who have to resort to crosses across and into the box. Siggy can help us with both particularly when Eriksen and Sonny are tired after CL duty. However we also badly in need of Bale style pace and power down the left so we need to make sure Nkoudo is given opportunities and not shut out of the team. the left wing is going to be crucial to us next season as CL teams are always vulnerable to skilled and disciplined attacks from the left (as opposed to banging crosses in at random).


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