Gylfi Sigurdsson has officially completed a 4-year deal to Swansea City, while Ben Davies and Michel Vorm join Spurs
Gylfi Sigurdsson has officially completed a 4-year deal to Swansea City, while Ben Davies and Michel Vorm join Spurs.
The Icelandic midfielder said it was ‘an easy decision’ and ‘good to be back’ after signing a 4-year deal having completed a medical at the Liberty Stadium earlier today.
The 24 year-old is back with the Swans after a very successful loan spell during the 2011/12 season when he scored 7 goals in 18 appearances.
Former manager Brendan Rodgers was hoping to make the loan permanent, but after leaving to take over at Liverpool, he hoped he’d follow him to Anfield, but instead he opted to join Spurs.
He struggled to nail down a regular first team place at White Hart Lane and received a mix of views from Spurs fans when it was confirmed that he was leaving for South Wales.
The vast majority of Swans fans will be delighted though, as our current poll suggests. He gave us a massive boost the last time he was here a few years ago and he’ll certainly add something else to the squad. A superb set piece taker and can score the superb goal or two.
Crystal Palace were hoping to sign the midfielder after having a £8m fee agreed, but Sigurdsson told the Official Site that as soon as Swansea showed their interest, it was an easy decision to re-join.
“It`s fantastic for me. I really enjoyed the last time I was here, so it`s good to be back,”
“I was here for four months and I have a lot of good memories. Hopefully this time it will be even better.
“I really enjoyed my time at Spurs. It was tough leaving a club that I`ve enjoyed playing for over the last few years, but as soon as Swansea came in it was an easy decision to make.”
“The squad has changed a bit with new players, but the core is still here and I know a lot of the staff and, of course, the manager as I played with him while I was here last time,”
“It`s not as if I`m joining a new team. I`m coming back after two years away.
“The club has really grown on and off the pitch. There`s a new training ground here for the first team and the academy.
“It was fantastic to see the club win the cup and go into the Europa League.
“The club has continued to progress and hopefully in the next few years we will get even bigger.”
“I want to at least match the tally I scored the last time I was on loan, but first and foremost it`s about the team,”
“The main target is to stay in the league and push on and get back into the Europa League. Those are the goals I want to achieve.
“But first I must concentrate on pre-season. I missed Tottenham`s friendly in Seattle because I was meant to fly back here, so I haven`t actually played in pre-season yet.
“I`m looking forward to getting back into training with Swansea and getting a few games under my belt before the season starts.”