Liverpool and Swansea in bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson

Liverpool and Swansea in bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson



Premier League sides Liverpool and Swansea City look set to battle it out over Tottenham Hotspur’s young Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The 23-year old has had an indifferent debut season with the London side, and has largely failed to impress. He made 33 Premier League appearances, but only 12 of them were starts.

Sigurdsson was signed from Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim in 2012 for £8M. Prior to joining Spurs, he spent six months on loan with League Cup winners Swansea City – who were managed by Brendan Rodgers. He greatly impressed in the short time with the Welsh side, and was subject to bids from a host of clubs around Europe last summer.


Brendan Rodgers (pictured), now the manager of Liverpool, tried to sign Sigurdsson for Swansea City, but the attacking midfielder chose Tottenham. After a season of disappointment, the Icelandic man is said to be considering his options elsewhere – Liverpool and Swansea City among the favourites to procure his signature.

Tottenham are reportedly willing to accept lower than the £8M transfer fee they paid for him a year ago.

Sigurdsson plays in the advanced central midfielder position, or he can play effectively on either flank. Despite his versatility, Tottenham’s current midfield presents the 23-year old with stiff competition. Moussa Dembele, Lewis Holtby, and Clint Dempsey all stand in his way of a starting place. Not to mention wingers Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon also keeping the ex-Reading man on the bench.

The Icelandic international’s chances of forcing his way into the Tottenham starting eleven next season are very slim. No official bid has been made for his services this summer, but talks about his immediate future are said to be undergoing between his representatives and Tottenham Hotspur. The end result could see Sigurdsson put up for sale and available for the right price.

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  1. The general feeling amongst Spurs fans seemed to be that was better in the scond half of the season. The majority who have expressed a preference, so far as I know, seem to think he is worth keeping. It is a squad game a club can’t sell al of its besst players who aren’t in the first 11.

  2. IN my view now the icelandic money-grabber can stay there to become a glorious bench warmer. He’s got what he deserves. Hopefully Liverpool will go for Xabi Alonso this summer.

  3. Siggy tries hard but he will only start at a mid table team like Liverpool or Swansea. He should move on to a club where he’ll start every week. Maybe back to Swansea? Their slower passing style will suit him more as he’s not the quickest or fittest player around, and struggled with the Spurs pressing game.

    • spurs n hypocrisy go hand in hand.

      just a yr ago , there was cloud burst abt *** HOW SPURS SIGNED GILFY(& dempsey) right UNDER LIVERPOOL’S NOSE *** something like that , and also this greatest spurs coup was saying that he made a righr disision by joining spur instead of liverpool.

      and that time it was made to look like spurs had signed the new ronaldo, just how they beat liverpool. gilfy was not sigurdsson that time he was as if gilfy ronaldo or gylfy messi.

      after a yer as every body knows now that he is gilfy sugurdsson indeed, suddenly hes a mid table avg player. and spurs r ready to sell him even less to his buying pries 8mln. thats reductase.

      so does the article , it would be so stupid to think hes back on brs radar after the likes of coutinho,gerrard,hendo,alberto,allan are alredy ther. where would he play? in the dugout?

      pool r looking for a mercury signing like macky,alonso type not some avg spud player.

  4. I don’t believe he is up for sale. In some matches he was our best player, so I can’t imagine how his price tag could have possibly gone down. As a Spurs fan I’d say he offers more (and something different than) than Dembele, Dempsey, Lennon and is on par with (perhaps currently better than) Holtby. I don’t want to see him go.

    He joined Spurs because Spurs are a better side than Liverpool currently, and Spurs are a club that plays more exciting football. I have all respect for Liverpool and its history, but Spurs are a club who play exciting football right now. If a few more pieces are added, Spurs have the potential to be really explosive (in a great way) next season, and seeing that potential Glyfi joined Spurs over the likes of Liverpool (which would have been less of a challenge for him to get into the starting 11).

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