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.