Swans and Spurs tie up deals

Swansea have signed Gylfi Sigurdsson from Spurs with Ben Davies and Michel Vorm going the other way.

Last Updated: 23/07/14 at 20:51 Post Comment

Ben Davies: Has completed his move to Spurs

Ben Davies: Has completed his move to Spurs

Swansea have confirmed the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Tottenham and the sale of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm to the north London club for undisclosed fees.

Sigurdsson returns to Swansea where he enjoyed a successful loan spell in 2012, scoring seven goals in 18 top-flight appearances.

Davies, 21, has signed a five-year contract at White Hart Lane while Vorm, 30, has penned a four-year deal.

Sigurdsson joined Spurs from Hoffenheim in July 2012 but struggled to establish himself in the starting side.

The Iceland midfielder has signed a four-year contract and says he wants to help Swansea back into Europe next season.

"The main aim for the club is obviously to stay in the Premier League but we want to push on even further and get the club back into the Europa League like they were last season," Sigurdsson told Sky Sports News.

"Hopefully we can finish in the top half of the table."

Sigurdsson continued: "I really enjoyed my time here last time.

"I know the club, I know the manager, I know the players and I obviously know the fans and the city as well so that wasn't that difficult for me.

"Leaving Tottenham is because I enjoyed my time there as well for two seasons but Swansea were interested and that's the club I want to play for."

Crystal Palace were reported to have had a bid accepted for Sigurdsson but the playmaker insists Swansea's style of football persuaded him to choose the Welsh club.

"The way they play football was a big factor," he said.

"They've got some great players here.

"Hopefully we'll be a lot better than we were last season and get back to the top half of the table where Swansea belong."

Sigurdsson is Swansea's fifth signing of the summer after Bafetimbi Gomis, Marvin Emnes, Lukasz Fabianski and Stephen Kingsley already joined Garry Monk's squad.

For Tottenham, Davies and Vorm are the club's only arrivals of the window so far and Mauricio Pochettino's first acquisitions since taking charge.

Davies earned a professional contract with Swansea in 2011 and has impressed in the first team, winning the club's Young Player of the Year award for the past two seasons.

Tottenham had to fight off competition from Liverpool to land the young full-back, who has also earned 10 caps for Wales.

Davies' arrival brings into question the future of Danny Rose, who said at the start of last season he would not be happy sitting on the bench at White Hart Lane.

Dutch goalkeeper Vorm also faces a battle for first-team football under Pochettino, with Hugo Lloris already well-established between the sticks at White Hart Lane.

Lloris was one of Tottenham's star performers last term and the France captain signed a new five-year contract at the club earlier this month.

Vorm, who is likely to be used more in cup competitions, moved to Swansea in August 2011.

He enjoyed an impressive debut campaign, winning the Supporters' Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year awards.

Vorm made 97 appearances at the Liberty Stadium and was also part of Holland's World Cup squad in Brazil this summer.


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Bournemouth all but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Eddie Howe dishes out the plaudits after Bournemouth success

Eddie Howe was keen to share the praise around after Bournemouth effectively clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company