Yesterday’s deal to bring Michel Vorm and Ben Davies to White Hart Lane also saw Gylfi Sigurdsson go the other way and join up with a Swansea team for whom he enjoyed a productive loan spell in 2012.

The Icelandic international found the net seven times in 18 league games for the Swans under Brendan Rodgers, including his side’s effort in a 3-1 away defeat to Tottenham towards the end of that campaign. The following summer, Spurs signed Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim for a reported fee of £8.8m but he was rarely a first choice starter under either Andre Villas-Boas or Tim Sherwood.

In a crowded midfield, that situation was unlikely to change so a move was probably best for all concerned and it’s certainly one that the player is happy with.

“I enjoyed my time here last time and as soon as I knew there was interest from Swansea I was very happy and pleased with the decision to come here,” said Sigurdsson.

Gylfi leaves with a record of 13 goals in 85 matches – including the fans’ Goal of the Season from 2013-14 for his effort in the Capital One Cup. We wish him all the best at his new club.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Need a new CB as Dawson is error-prone. Kaboul injury-prone. Vlad uncertain if he’s up to PL standard, and leaves only Vertonghen without a partner. Although Veljkovic looked a decent player alongside Kaboul yesterday, conceded no goals (his first half) and looked composed.

    Walker has Naughton as backup (prefer Ryan Fredericks), and Davies has Rose. Now we just need a CB. Even with two fully fit isn’t enough.

  2. Sigurdsson is a good player and we should wish him well…we could do with lascelles and micah richards. Wouldnt cost the earth and add cover at rb and cb. Coys

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