Back in January, there was news of an approach for Gylfi Sigurdsson which was turned down by his former club Reading on transfer deadline day. At the time, a fairly small proportion of Spurs fans were suggesting that the Icelander’s stay at the club may be a brief one but few would have felt it fair for the midfielder to have moved on at that time.
Gylfi stayed on the very fringes of the squad until fortunes turned with his equalising goal against West Ham, after which the player felt he’d turned a corner.
“Getting that first goal, I feel 10 stone lighter,” said Sigurdsson at the time. “This is why I came to a club like Tottenham, to play games like this and win games in the last minute.”
Since then, the 23 year old has found the net with more regularity for club and country and his form is in contrast to that of another summer signing, Clint Dempsey, who is also thought by some to be on borrowed time at the Lane. His latest goal was that vital equaliser in yesterday’s match with Everton and the player himself feels that the performance showed our top four intent.
“Everton are a tough team to play against, they showed that at Goodison and showed it again. That’s why they are right up there,” Glyfi said.
“We showed how much we want to get into the top four, we want that Champions League spot and you could see it in the performance.”
Suddenly, Gylfi Sigurdsson has gone from the fringes of the squad to becoming a vital goal poacher and if Spurs are to have a clear out of some of the bench warmers at the end of season, would you welcome an extended stay for the Icelander?