Tottenham transfer update: These are two final hurdles to attacking midfielder deal
By Harry Sykes
Paul Clement has claimed that the arrival of Tottenham player Tom Carroll at Swansea is “imminent”.
The Swansea manager had revealed on Thursday that the Premier League strugglers were in “talks” with the London outfit about a deal for the attacking midfielder.
Sky Sports claimed on their website on Saturday that Carroll, 24, had been given the go ahead by Spurs to undergo a medical at the Liberty Stadium as well as discuss personal terms.
Clement delivered an update on the transfer in the aftermath of Swansea’s 4-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, as he also explained that the team were set to sign defender Martin Olsson from Norwich.
Clement explained there were only two hurdles to the deal being completed.
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Clement told Sky Sports, as quoted by their transfer centre blog on Saturday (8.22pm): “Hopefully those two signings are both imminent, depending on the medical and the paper work going through. They will be Swansea players very soon, I hope.”
Swansea are expected to pay an initial £4.5million, rising to £9million with add-ons, for Spurs fringe man Carroll, who is contracted to the Londoners until 2019.
Tottenham fans have given mixed verdicts on the imminent exit of the academy product, who has been superceded by the likes of Harry Winks in the midfield pecking order this season, while more established players such as Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier are also ahead of him.
Carroll was omitted from the Tottenham matchday squad that beat West Brom 4-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane in October.
He has made just three first-team appearances this season and has not played since their League Cup defeat to Liverpool on 25 October.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a striker has signed after Spurs agreed terms.