Spurs want £10m for Pochettino’s transfer fund if they are to sell Gylfi Sigurdsson to Swansea City.
Tottenham Hotspur are set to demand £10 million from Premier League rivals Swansea City if they are to sell Icelandic international midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to the club where he once played on loan, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Former Reading and Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Sigurdsson signed for Spurs after a stunning loan spell with the Swans two years ago, but he has struggled to replicate the form that he showed in South Wales whilst at White Hart Lane.
Whilst Sigurdsson’s creativity may mean that new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to try and get the best out of Sigurdsson, a significant bid from Swansea could tempt the Argentinian into sanctioning a sale.
A free-kick specialist who also scores plenty of long-range efforts, Sigurdsson would possibly replace Michu at Swansea, with the Spaniard having been heavily linked with a move to West Ham United after an injury riddled second season at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea have put their faith in rookie manager Garry Monk, with the former defender having been given a three-year deal as the full-time successor to Michael Laudrup after managing to guide the Swans to safety as caretaker boss last season.
Bringing Sigurdsson back to the club would represent a fine start to life as a full-time manager for Monk.