There were a number of new names associated with a potential move to Spurs over the weekend but the most interesting of those was undoubtedly that of Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. The 22 year old Hoffenheim midfielder made a significant contribution to Swansea’s success in the second half of the season and had seemed set for a permanent transfer to the Liberty stadium before manager Brendan Rodgers departed for Anfield.
At the beginning of the weekend however, reports started to emerge suggesting that Tottenham were looking to hijack the deal from Liverpool.
As an attacking midfielder, Sigurdsson looks a good fit for Spurs and his scoring record over the years is pretty impressive. While he wasn’t so prolific at Hoffenheim, the player’s record stretches to almost a goal every other game for Reading and Swansea and at 22, he looks a major prospect.
For once, Spurs have been linked with the possible hijack of a deal on the premise of offering better wages. Sigurdsson is, of course, the focus of attention as a possible replacement for Luka Modric but does he stack up in that respect? He’d be more likely to find the net but could he be as influential around the pitch as the Croatian?