Reports claim that Tom Carroll is closing in on a move to Swansea from Spurs.
The fee is said to be in the region of £4.5m to £5m, plus bonuses. Tottenham were said to be looking for £12m for the homegrown midfielder, but it seems likely that they’ll have to settle for less.
That said, it’s the latest in a growing number of transfer fees received for academy products, in what is fast becoming a reliable source of income for the club.
Should the deal go through, Carroll will embark on his second spell at Swansea, having spent the 2014-15 season there on loan.
Swansea fans seem to have mixed feelings over the deal. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news.
Tom Carroll undertaking a medical ahead of £4.5m move, thanks for your services Tom and good luck! pic.twitter.com/vWVLPIomIk
— YID ARMY 4 LIFE (@Y1DARMY4LIFE) January 13, 2017
— Tom Allnutt (@tomallnuttPA) January 13, 2017
Tom Carroll for 4.5m? Surprised we got more than a pinky for the boy.
— Ameer (@Ameer1882) January 13, 2017
seen some nasty tweets towards Carroll..bit out of order..he's a young lad hope he does well at Swansea…some shit fans on here #COYS
— Stephen (@stephenpay444) January 13, 2017
Wish Tom Carroll luck with the move. Hasn't quite come together, but has deserved better support than he has gotten imo.
— Justin Logan (@justinlogan23) January 13, 2017
Tom Carroll is a poor mans Joe Allen
— Josh Houghton (@JoshHoughton6) January 13, 2017
Wow, people have a really downer on Tom Carroll. We're second from bottom, Griezmann and Muller ain't coming guys.
— Dan Thwaite (@DanThwaite) January 13, 2017
Each Swans fan can have their own opinion, but personally I'm proper happy about Tom Carroll for £4.5m. Loved him down here before.
— Ashley James (@AiJ94_) January 13, 2017
Tom Carroll for 4.5 is good business in this market! #swans
— Ricky Williams (@rickyleewills) January 13, 2017
Tom Carroll is a great signing, good on the ball, great link up play and much better than Cork, Fer and Ki who are plodders. #fuckthemoaners
— Swanaldo (@Swanaldo27) January 13, 2017
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) January 13, 2017