In Focus: Spurs re-signing Sigurdsson makes perfect sense

As reported by The Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the signing of Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer.

What’s the story?

The Icelandic attacking midfielder spent two seasons at White Hart Lane before making a permanent switch to Wales in 2014 but it seems his recent form is enough to tempt Spurs to signing him again.

The Mail reckon Mauricio Pochettino is keen on signing him for around £25m, cheaper than other options in the position that can have a big impact at the club.

Believing he is the finished article that can make Spurs title challengers next season, the paper say Pochettino was unhappy that the midfielder was sold in the first place.

Worth it?

With nine goals and 13 assists in the English Premier League this season, Sigurdsson has been one of the stand-outs across the entire division, despite playing for a club who were mired in a relegation battle for most of the campaign.

He’s been a one man band at the Swans at times this season and arguably deserves to be surrounded by more talented players. At 27 years old he is entering the prime of his career and has definitely improved as a top-flight star since leaving White Hart Lane.

Pochettino needs depth and quality at the club next season if he is to have his side truly compete in Europe and domestically and Sigurdsson adds both to attacking midfield in support of Harry Kane.

The reported £25m is well within their resources and may actually represent good value in the end with the market ballooning to figures well beyond that for players of a similar skill level.