Sigurdsson Off To London After Spurs Hijack £8m Deal

By on June 26, 2012

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Tottenham appear to have hijacked Liverpool’s move to sign Hoffenheim’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to the Daily Mail.

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.

FT Verdict

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.

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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.

What are your thoughts on the Sigurdsson saga? Get involved in the comments section.

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33 Comments

  1. spursguv

    June 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Lets hope it’s true. if we can land vertonghen also we’ll be in good shape. I see levy has offloaded saha and nelsen. that’s the dif between levy and rednapp. Levy knows a good player and how to deal. rednapp just buys old farts and wastes money. this bloke will link up well with bale and VDV as well as provide a threat from outside the box.

    • charlie

      June 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      spurs are nothing without redknap, he got you where u are today and without him you will be back to mediocrity.

      • doodles

        June 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        Incorrect – we were already doing quite nicely (bar the ramos blip) before redknapp arrived….

      • james

        June 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm

        Doodles you know very little about Spurs. A better manager would have come 2nd last year. Quality squad. This young Icelandic has the chance to be a star for Spurs. All Spurs need is a goal scorer. Top 4 finish this year, and who knows we may surprise a few with a better result.

        • doodles

          June 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

          James, are you sure your comment is directed at the right person?

  2. Naughtonp

    June 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Im kind off thinking it was the London lure that secured this deal.

  3. George

    June 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Hijacked? Who? Sigurdsson? Nay, A budding talent like him was never going to be keen on joining an ancient-history club like Liverpool.

  4. no harry

    June 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

    oh well if he goes to spurs good luck …spurs are just like chelsea not loyal
    lets hope lfc steal defo and vdv soon !!
    as for murdoc …he made the right choice
    he knew he was at a s*** club !! spurs are going to the bottom table soon !!

  5. King Kong

    June 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Choosing a managerless club that hasn’t won anything over his manager and bigger club, money talks

    • charlie

      June 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      too true.

      • doodles

        June 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

        Considering spurs have a very strict wage structure I can only assume Liverpuddle offered him 20 or 30k a week if this comment is to be considered true…

  6. mav

    June 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I think liverpool fans are still living in the past after reading comments regarding spurs hijacking this deal. LFC fans say he is not good enough to join a historic club like LFC with great tradition and 18 league division trophies behind them. I mean who are u comparing this guy to. Barnes, Mcmahon, Houghton etc. Get over the past. Your just frustrated because LFC are a sinking ship.

    • David K.

      June 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Hahahah…mav are you really trying to compare Spurs to Liverpool?!!! Spurs is NOT 1/10th of what Liverpool is…and that is in ALL aspects of WHATEVER you may think of! Even though Liverpool won nothing for the next 10 years, Spurs would NEVER get an inch close to KOP greatness.

    • barry

      June 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      What is the last trophy spurs won, hes only a mercenary, speaking of sinking ships, all yere best players want to leave ye and ye have no manager.

  7. serious

    June 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Spurs will suprise a lot of you next season, I know if modric changes his mind and stays the prem will be in trouble lol

    • Waly

      June 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      If he changes his mind. That is a big If, Its like saying if Messi and Cristiano signs for spurs the whole world would be unstoppable.

      If billgates buys spurs we will sing everyone in the world. And every fan will have a million dollar in their pocket to attend the matches.

      If blah blah blah.

      If blah blah blah.

  8. prashan

    June 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

    no

  9. BMW

    June 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Spurs… really? I know Liverpool didn’t do too well last season, but to choose Tottenham over Liverpool shows that the Spurs are over-paying the lad. Hope he enjoys a season without any European play, oh and the possibility of those who made Tottenham a threat last season packing up and moving out cuz ol’ harry’s gone.

    • Mooresinho

      June 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      UEFA cup actually dude. so he would be playing “European Play” as you call it.

      Anyway, he hasnt signed yet so I dont know why you are getting so upset like a little baby.

      • BMW

        June 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

        my bad, I thought Tottenham got screwed out of European football last season.

        P.S not upset “like a little baby” just a suprising decision from what had seemed a sure thing… no need to be a defensive jerk 🙂

  10. John

    June 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Brilliant news if true!. After Brendan Roders training methods he will adjust well to AVB coaching. Both are Mourinho developed guys!.

  11. Andy

    June 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    No manager but clearly prepared to pay big wages. Money will always talk, same reason Hazard went to Chelsea not Man u.

    • doodles

      June 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Read my comment above – spurs have a very strict wage structure so you are clearly wrong.

  12. dollar

    June 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Lolat this is time Tottenham Have been a better club in the league then Liverpool in the last 3 seasons, not talking about the history as we all know Liverpool were a fantastic club that were playing the best football in the world. .. as we all know that’s not the case now, Tottenham are gonna find it harder then Liverpool to sign big players as Tottenham are are not in the top four

  13. dollar

    June 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Even though Liverpool ant in the top four they can still use the clubs name to get players,,, funny how you think Tottenham are buying there players with big wage packets, when in fact that is not the case, Liverpool club are paying Joe cole. A reportedly £115,000 a week lol so Liverpool as for man u and man city. Pay there players with big wages and that’s a fact and good luck to you cause if Tottenham could do it id want them to do it… So enough on Tottenham getting players off Liverpool cause we are buying them…. Tottenham are more of a attractive. Club for some

  14. Mooresinho

    June 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    quite pathetic some of the responses on here. Our team is better than your team, its like being at school. Liverpool were a great club and have been since the 70s, Spurs were a great club in the 60’s. so what now? Spurs are a more attractive club and better run club that Liverpool. Last season was an embarrassment for Liverpool on a PR level and footballing level (Suarez etc).

    Spurs continue to embarrass themselves (Redknapp sacking) but still we are a much more attractive club than Liverpool at the moment!

    • dollar

      June 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Very true

      • Comby

        June 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        What’s all the bickering about, as a neutral (Doncaster Rovers fan, what would I know about a big team, lol), I think that Liverpool and Spurs are both great clubs, but while you argue about who is more attractive a club for a middle tier player, the likes of City and Chelsea, Arsenal and United are busily signing all the truly good players this summer.

  15. Faith

    June 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I am highly disapointed in rodger cos hw wil he allow a coachles team 2beat liverpool in d signin of sigurdsn dats bad…2bad…rodger i hate u wit wot u did

  16. James

    June 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Yess, Spurs have their bargain poor mans modric replacement. Liverpool already took their chance on a big fish in a small pond in Charlie Adam. You can have your own now!

  17. madusha jetonz

    June 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Liverpool are jst pissing me off,they jst bid, they dont buy

  18. ola

    June 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    anyway gudluck 2 him. It doesnt mata who sign who weve bin gr8 witout him so no cause 4 alarm. Lfc til death

  19. jay mufc

    June 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    liverppol just cant get the players these days. torres new this so left. liverpool are there for the scraps. as a utd fan its great to see them where they belong in the gutter.

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