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Premier League Rivals All Set To Sign Tottenham Midfielder For £8 Million – Report

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Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll has been heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham in this January transfer window. The midfielder has fallen out of favour at Tottenham, although manager Mauricio Pochettino certainly has not had an opportunity to use the midfielder with the team performing exceptionally well over the last couple of months. The 24-year-old has featured in only three games this season with his solitary Premier League appearance coming at the start of the campaign as a late substitute.

Swansea have been a club heavily linked with a move for his services. They have been considering a move for Carroll for a number of months. It would mean a return to the Liberty stadium for the player, as he has already spent time at the club on a loan deal.

Even though it would mean swapping a title challenge for a relegation battle, Carroll is likely to welcome this opportunity considering that it would mean more first-team opportunities. Only a few years ago, it seemed like Carroll was going to be the next big thing in the middle of the park at Spurs. Yet, he has been overshadowed by impressive players like Dele Alli. Compared with the progress made by youngsters like Alli, Carroll has been muted in terms of his progress.

At the start of the campaign, it looked like the club still had Carroll in their plans. The midfielder was offered a contract extension until the summer of 2019. He has been in the first team since 2010 after coming through the ranks. However, his inability to establish himself in the first team has resulted in a number of loans spells. Carroll has been on loan at the likes of QPR, Derby County, Leyton Orient, and more recently, Swansea.

Now, as per the reports from the Telegraph, the move to Swansea may not be a temporary one and it could be on a permanent basis for around £8 million. It was previously suggested that the Welsh club would be sending Gylfi Sigurdsson the other way as part of the deal. Pochettino recently expressed his admiration for the Icelandic international, who was sold just a few days after he came to the club as the manager. Sigurdsson has been one of the brightest parts for Swansea this season. New manager Paul Clement, though, could possibly consider selling the 28-year-old and using the cash to strengthen the team in several other areas.

Swansea received a major boost of confidence immediately after announcing Clement as the new boss. A 2-1 win over Crystal Palace during the week helped them move away from the bottom of the table and the level on points with Sunderland. The club’s next match is against our archrivals Arsenal.

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