Tottenham Hotspur sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim
Andre Villas-Boas’ first signing as Tottenham Hotspur manager is Gylfi Sigurdsson, the Icelandic international who set the Premier League alight last season during a loan spell at Swansea City.
July 4th, 2012
The Swans were keen to sign Sigurdsson on a permanent basis after such a successful stint, although Tottenham have won the race to sign an attacking midfielder who actually scored against Spurs at White Hart Lane last season.
Sigurdsson’s arrival suggests that Luka Modric will leave Tottenham and Real Madrid are thought to be winning that particular race, with the Croatian wanting to sign for Chelsea twelve months ago before Daniel Levy blocked the move.
Sigurdsson’s first English club was Reading before he was sold to Hoffenheim and it was a surprise that the German side couldn’t find a place in their first team for him, considering how well he played for Swansea last season.
He scored seven times in 19 appearances as well as picking up the Barclays Player of the Month award for March.