Glenn Hoddle: Premier League attacker would be perfect in the Tottenham system
By Amir Mir
Glenn Hoddle believes Swansea attacker Gylfi Sigurdsson would be “perfect” for Tottenham and the system they play in.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has opted to play a 4-2-3-1 formation and three at the back aided with wing-backs during his time at the club.
Playmaker Sigurdsson joined Spurs in 2012 when he made a switch from German side Hoffenheim but left two years later to join the Swans.
Since his move to Wales, he has enjoyed a number of successful seasons, including helping them survive relegation this term.
Club legend Hoddle has explained why his former side should go back in for the free-kick specialist in the summer.
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“It is no surprise to see Sigurdsson linked with a return to Tottenham,” Hoddle told the Mail on Sunday. “Outside of the top six, he is the player with the best technique and creativity.
“In a struggling Swansea team, he’s made 13 assists and scored nine, he’s a wonderful free-kick specialist and can play with both feet. When he left Tottenham he had been playing on the left-hand side of a 4-4-2 and you’re never going to get the best out of him.
“Now he’s a much better player than he was three years ago. In fact, he would be perfect for Tottenham in the system they play, with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.”
Over the course of the season, Sigurdsson has played 38 Premier League matches, scoring nine goals and supplying 13 assists for a team that was struggling for the majority of the campaign.
He has scored against the likes Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United this season – teams that finished in the top seven.
If Sigurdsson were to join Spurs then he would more than likely play in an inside right or left role, with the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen playing in behind Harry Kane.
During his time at the club, Sigurdsson played 83 games in all competitions, scoring 13 goals and supplying nine assists.
By contrast, for Swansea, he has found the back of the net on 37 occasions, supplying 30 assists in 130 matches.
In other Tottenham news, Piers Morgan has stated that he has changed his mind about this 23-year-old.