Reports have linked Swansea City playmaker, Gylfi Sigurdsson, with a possible reunion with his former side, Tottenham Hotspur. As per the news, Everton’s price tag of £50m on Ross Barkley has really thwarted Spurs’ desire to procure the Toffees’ star midfielder.
Pochettino, who has always been an admirer of the playing style and technique of Sigurdsson, had expressed his dismay on the departure of the player back in 2014, stating, “He was a perfect player for us.”
Since joining Swansea, the Iceland international has gone on to establish himself as a key figure in the heart of midfield for the Swans. His current deal with the Welsh club expires in 2020 and a possible return back to White Hart Lane would supposedly cost around £25m.
Since joining the Swans, Sigurdsson has quickly established himself as a fan favourite. With intricate passing, superior ball control and immense tactical awareness, the player has been a key figure in Swansea’s survival.
- He has had a total of 37 Premier League appearances this season within which he secured an unfathomable 9 goals and 13 assists to his name.
- The Iceland International is the second highest goal scorer in his team and the second highest assist-maker in the entire Premier League this season.
- Sigurdsson has also made an astonishing 78 key passes for his team which goes to show the amount of creativity and chances he generates on the field.
- Having made a total of 34 interceptions and an accurate passing of 77% he was an eminent figure for Paul Clement. (Stats via Whoscored)
What’ll he bring to the club?
Pochettino has managed to extract the best out of his midfielders for the last couple of seasons. But make no mistake, next season they will be competing for the top honours in European football and the Spurs gaffer would be more than hungry to grab a silverware.
That means he would need to strengthen and deepen his squad this summer. Sigurdsson would be a quality addition to Tottenham as he would further enhance the flamboyance and creativity in the team. Amazing in set-pieces, direct free kicks and transitional play, the Swans man is a complete player.
Having Sigurdsson on the team, Pochettino could afford to rotate and rest his midfield players without worrying about the dropping quality.
Worth the Money?
We have all seen the quality that the ex-Spurs playmaker brings. His stats prove that he is absolutely worth the price tag of £25m. Costing half than the price of Barkley, it would be a gem of a move from Pochettino. Besides, he is at the peak of his footballing career, which is another reason why they should re-sign him.