Tottenham Hotspur look set to make their first signings of the summer, a double swoop for Swansea City pair Ben Davies and Michel Vorm, with midfielder Gyfil Sigurdsson moving in the opposite direction.
Spurs are desperate for a left-back after Benoît Assou-Ekotto, who was out on loan last season and Danny Rose, who performed poorly, have both been linked with moves away from the club. The North London club look to upgrade with the Welsh youngster. Davies, who came through Swansea’s youth set up, has prospered since making his debut for club and country two years ago after first choice left back Neil Taylor broke his leg.
Davies may not be the biggest signing Spurs have made in recent years but could perhaps be the most important and has potential to make a huge difference. Their second signing – who has agreed personal terms with the club and is just waiting for the transfer to go through – is goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who will move to London for a fee of around £3.5 million. The Dutch International has been a regular in the Swansea team the last three seasons making 89 appearances in the Premier League. It’s an excellent signing for Spurs but Vorm has had doubts about how much playing time he will get as number one Hugo Lloris signed a new 5 year contract with the club only a matter of weeks ago.
But Vorm will look towards next season and despite Lloris signing a contract, if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League the Frenchman will almost certainly want a move away from White Hart Lane. Moving in the other direction to South Wales is Icelandic International Gyfil Sigurdsson, Sigurdsson had a successful loan spell with Swansea in 2011/2012 scoring seven times and the Welsh club clearly liked what they saw. The twenty four year old failed to secure place in Tottenham’s starting 11 despite playing a total of eighty-five games, scoring thirteen goals, in two seasons. The Swans are set to pay Spurs around £8 million for the midfielder after he passed a medical this afternoon in the USA.