Former Spurs midfielder and academy graduate signs for Championship club

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll has been snapped up by Queens Park Rangers, more than six years on from completing a loan spell at Loftus Road.

Carroll was highly regarded during his years in the Tottenham academy and the technically proficient midfielder was backed by many to become a future first-team star while being compared to Luka Modric (Telegraph).

However, after being frustrated at the lack of opportunities at Spurs, the England Under-21 intentional eventually completed a permanent move to Swansea three and a half years ago.

Carroll’s career at the Welsh club never managed to hit the expected heights, with a series of injuries not helping the former Tottenham man’s cause (transfermarkt).

The 28-year-old was released by the Swans on the last day of the January transfer window and had been without a club for the past few months.

However, QPR have now snapped up Carroll after the midfielder penned a one-year contract with Mark Warburton’s side and could be lining up in midfield this season alongside another former Tottenham man in Luke Amos.

Spurs Web Opinion

Carroll is arguably one of the best technical footballers Tottenham have produced in recent years. His passing was and first touch were second to none but it was his lack of athleticism and tenacity that perhaps counted against him at Tottenham. If he can maintain his fitness, there is no doubt that a player of his quality will be an asset to QPR next season.

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