Tottenham Hotspur are set to complete the signing of Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson next week, according to Sky Sports. The report states the 22 year old has agreed terms and passed a medical at White Hart Lane, ahead of his proposed move from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
Sigurdsson impressed at Swansea City on loan last season, scoring seven goals in 18 league appearances. He has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs throughout the summer and was finally set to join the Swans permanently, only for manager Brendan Rodgers to leave the club to take charge at Liverpool.
Rodgers has been a huge admirer of Sigurdsson and said he would try to bring the player to Liverpool. That expectation was boosted by the player himself hinting he might follow his ex-boss to Anfield. However, it now appears that Tottenham have won the race for the Iceland international's signature and will finalise a deal next week.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin has played down reports that he could be moving to Spurs as part of an attempt from the La Liga champions to sign Luka Modric from the north London club. Reports claimed that Jose Mourinho would be willing to offer the Turk as bait for the highly rated Croatian in a player-plus-cash deal. However, Sahin has revealed that that being with the Los Blancos has been like a dream for him and insisted he was keen to remain a Madrid player beyond the summer.
"Since I arrived here, it has been like living a dream. It is one of the best clubs in the world, and for this reason I do not see why I should go. I have no intention of leaving," ESPN quoted the 23 year old as saying.
Sahin joined Madrid last summer from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee. However, a string of injuries have seen the midfielder struggle to cement a place in Jose Mourinho's starting line-up. The midfielder made only four league appearances for Madrid last season, leading to speculation that he could leave the Santiago Bernabeu in this transfer window but the ex-Dortmund captain has now dismissed the transfer talk.