The 22-year-old midfielder was all set to link up with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Anfield but the Mail claim Spurs have now jumped to the head of the queue and should complete the deal by the end of the week.
Sigurdsson spent a season on loan at Swansea last year and was a huge hit at the Liberty Stadium, scoring 7 goals in 19 appearances. He agreed to make that move permanent before backing out of the deal when Rodgers left the club to take up the hot-seat at Liverpool.
A deal was then agreed that would see the Icelandic international follow Rodgers to Anfield but it appears that Tottenham made a late move to snare the attacking midfielder from under the noses of their Premier League rivals.
The Mail report that Spurs made contact with Hoffenheim last week and agreed an £8m fee. The club then held talks with the player and have persuaded him to reject the move to Merseyside in favour of a move to North London.
It’s expected that the deal will be completed by the end of the week, with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said to be furious about missing out on one of his key targets.
Well who saw this one coming?! If true, Tottenham have certainly pulled off a major coupe here. Sigurdsson is an excellent talent and looks a real bargain at £8m.
To have persuaded the player to turn his back on a move to Liverpool and link up with his former boss takes some doing, especially given the fact Spurs don’t even have a manager at present. Great work from Daniel Levy, it has to be said.
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