Tottenham Hotspur are interested in re-signing Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. However, the Welsh club are in no mood to sell their top asset at this time.
Sigurdsson and striker Fernando Llorente are wanted by several clubs this summer, but Swansea’s chairman Huw Jenkins is unwilling to part with either player for the time being.
Despite being warned, Spurs are still contemplating making a transfer bid for Sigurdsson in the £25 million range. Tottenham sold Sigurdsson in the summer of 2014 to Swansea for just under £9m. Since arriving in Wales, Sigurdsson has become one of the top midfielders in the Premier League.
The Icelandic international played 83 times for Tottenham scoring 13 goals and adding nine assists. Despite playing well for the north London team, Sigurdsson has really shone for Swansea, and has become indispensable for the Swans. In all, Sigurdsson spent just two seasons with Tottenham before moving to the Liberty Stadium.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Jenkins pointed out Swansea’s desire to keep the midfielder and to reject any bid that Spurs or other clubs may make for the creative playmaker.
“We’ve not had any firm bids, and if we ever get any firm bids, then we will deal with them in the proper way,” Jenkins said.
“Our aim is to try and keep Gylfi and Fernando, keep our better players and to make sure we can add to Paul’s [Clement] squad.
“It’s hard to suggest what sort of value Gylfi has in today’s market, but to us he is priceless and we’ve got to make sure we do everything in our power to make sure he stays with us.”
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be very high on the player. Spurs are being linked to Everton’s Ross Barkley as well this summer as the club look to strength their midfield options.
Gylfi Sigurdsson Key Stats 2016-17:
- 9 goals in 38 Premier League matches
- 13 assists in 38 Premier League matches
- 2.1 key passes per Premier League match
- 2.3 crosses per Premier League match