A certain tweet posted this morning by the official Tottenham Hotspur Twitter account has sparked some speculation about who Spurs’ first signing of the summer transfer window might be.
Today, it was five years ago that Gyfli Sigurdsson put pen to paper and signing for Spurs. He became a favourite among the White Hart Lane faithful, and scored some brilliant goals in his time in North London. To celebrate these, Spurs picked out some of their favourites and posted them in a video on Twitter.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 4 July 2017
The Icelandic midfielder completed a move away from Spurs to the Liberty Stadium in a deal that was worth about £8m in 2014. This move proved unpopular among Spurs fans, who had enjoyed watching the attack-minded midfielder in his two seasons at the club.
Sigurdsson has just enjoyed a successful season in South Wales, netting nine times in the Premier League and providing thirteen assists. The midfielder featured in every single game in the league for Swansea, starting all but one of the 38 games played.
This impressive form has sparked interest in Sigurdsson from all over the Premier League. Everton and Spurs have been linked his moves for the 27-year-old and Leicester is another name that has been thrown into the mix, but at this moment, Everton look to be the favourites to win the race.
Mauricio Pochettino has previously expressed his admiration for the Swansea midfielder, praising him on a couple of occasions. These comments appear very strange given the fact that the sale went through when Pochettino was at the club.
Many Spurs fans responded to the tweet with their hopes that this is a hint that Sigurdsson will be rejoining Spurs three years after he left the club. With the way that signings have been announced recently, anything can happen on Social Media connected with signings. A hint or not, Spurs fans seem to be in agreement that the Iceland international would be a good summer signing for Spurs.
And today is the day you bring him back
— Luke (@Dierbolic) 4 July 2017
ANNOUNCE GYLFI RETURN
— Ben Burrell (@benburrell) 4 July 2017
If this is an attempt at tapping up, I’m all for it.
— #10MinuteThursdays (@DJBreathless_) 4 July 2017
Bring Gylfi home, lads… 🙌🏻#COYS
— Jay Tennant (@jaytennant_) 4 July 2017
Dont understand why we let him go??? Last season with us AVB shoved him out on the left and he aint a bloody winger!
— dAbSpUr (@dabspur1882) 4 July 2017
Should never had sold him!
— Simon LP (@loverslaneN17) 4 July 2017
Are you trying to be a naughty Tottenham Hotspur and get him to come back? I like that. I like that a lot.
— Amos Hermens (@AmosHermens) 4 July 2017
Will the move go ahead?
In my opinion, no. Having left for just £8.6m three years ago, and given what Swansea will be asking for Sigurdsson over the summer, I just cannot see the move going ahead. Swansea have said that to them the midfielder is ‘priceless’, and you would have to agree with that statement having witnessed the role he played in Swansea avoiding the drop last season.
I would have thought that the Swans would not let their key man go for anything less than £30m, which would equal Tottenham’s transfer record held by Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko. Then, there is the amount of game time he would be getting. My guess would be that if he were to sign, he would be second choice attacking midfielder behind Christian Eriksen. Having played all of the games last season at Swansea, this would more than likely to do nothing but annoy Sigurdsson, would he settle for being a squad player? Despite my thinking that Sigurdsson is an excellent midfielder and very talented player, I can’t see him returning to Spurs this summer.