By Amir Mir
Tom Carroll is closing in on a January transfer from Tottenham to Swansea, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim that Premier League strugglers Swansea are “certain” to push through a deal for the midfielder this month.
It is said recently-appointed Swans head coach Paul Clement wants the 24-year-old to sign for the Welsh club as he looks to shake up his squad for a relegation scrap.
Carroll, who made 18 appearances for Swansea when on loan during the 2014-15 campaign, has played only 151 minutes of football for Spurs this season.
He last appeared during Tottenham’s 2-1 EFL Cup defeat at Liverpool in October where he played 61 minutes.
The Watford-born player has seen fellow academy graduate Harry Winks get the nod over him in recent months.
If he were to swap White Hart Lane for the Liberty Stadium then he would join a team that is currently sitting in the relegation zone on 15 points from 20 league games.
Football Insider verdict:
The best option for Tom Carroll would be to leave Tottenham and join Swansea because he would be guaranteed regular first team football. At this moment in time, the 24-year-old is seeing his career stall due to the lack of competitive action at the top level. A move to the Liberty Stadium, where he will be scrapping for survival week in, week out, will get the best out of the midfielder. Not only that, he understands and is aware of what it is like to play for the Welsh club, therefore, he does not need to get used to his surroundings. All in all, the best choice for Carroll and his future would be to leave north London.
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