Sunday, June 24, 2012

Liverpool FC target Gylfi Sigurdsson to snub LFC and join Tottenham?


Tottenham have been backed to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is a target for Liverpool.

Reports last week suggested Sigurdsson, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea and has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks, has already opened talks with Liverpool about a move to Anfield.

Swansea, who are still keen on signing the 22-year-old, recently agreed a fee with Hoffenheim, but he is yet to put pen-to-paper on a contract, and despite having verbally agreed the transfer, last week hinted that he was ready to follow former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers to Merseyside.

Hoffenheim have granted Sigurdsson two weeks' leave to try and push through a permanent move to the Premier League.

And although a move to Liverpool is widely expected, bookmakers Sky Bet on Saturday night reported a flurry of bets for the Iceland international to join Spurs this summer, making him just 1/3 to have moved to White Hart Lane before the summer transfer window closes.

Liverpool, who were previously huge odds-on favourites, are out to 3/1.

Iceland coach Lars Lagerback last week revealed he believed Sigurdsson could become a world class player should he join Liverpool this summer.

"Gylfi had a ­fantastic season with Swansea and he has great quality," he told the Sunday Mirror.

"I was really impressed with what he did with Swansea and the way they played really suited him.

"He’s a fantastic player at linking play around him and together with the players in his team.

"If he has some good players around him, then I think he’s an absolutely top player – but he does need to be surrounded by ­quality.

"If that happens, then I think he could be a really world class ­player in the right environment."

 Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle have also been linked with Sigurdsson in recent weeks.