Tottenham could let centre-back stay at Swansea for another season, as Gylfi Sigurdsson nears a permanent deal at the Liberty.
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Swansea City are stepping up their efforts to strengthen ahead of next season, with Brendan Rogers eyeing the return of two of this year’s loan stars. Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has reportedly agreed terms on a £6.8 million move from German club Hoffenheim and will sign this week subject to passing a medical, reports talkSPORT. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder proved a huge hit at the Liberty Stadium after signing on loan in January, scoring 7 times and being named Barclays Premier League player of the month for March.
Meanwhile, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he may allow defender Caulker to remain with Swansea for another season. The 22-year-old spent this year on loan in South Wales and played 26 times in the league, forming a formidable partnership with Swans captain Ashley Williams.
“Possibly he might come back, but it is no good bringing him back and not putting him in the team,” said Redknapp. “You either bring him back and play him, or leave him out on loan as he is learning the game still. He has done a great job and improved an awful lot at Swansea this season, but he needs to continue playing.”
Spurs have been heavily linked with Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen and the North London outfit appear to be on the verge of sealing a £12 million deal for the Belgium international. Tottenham have problems at centre-back with Ledley King suffering from a chronic knee condition, and William Gallas and Ryan Nelsen both the wrong side of 33. Michael Dawson has been out most of the year with injury, leaving Frenchman Younes Kaboul as the club’s only mainstay in central defence.
Redknapp conceded that Caulker’s future depends on “what happens in the summer” at White Hart Lane.