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Tottenham to Complete £8m Deal to Sign Liverpool Target Glyfi Sigurdsson

Icelandic star opts for White Hart Lane.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers has been left incensed after Tottenham hijakced his deal for top target Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Icelandic midfielder had looked set to join the Merseysiders in an £8 million deal from German club Hoffenheim and held extensive talks with Rogers last week, reports the Daily Mail.

But the 22-year-old has now opted for Spurs after the north London club matched the Reds valuation and agreed terms with Sigurdsson overnight.

The former Reading playmaker spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea, under Rogers, and impressed, scoring 7 league goals in 18 appearances.

The set-piece specialist had looked poised to join the Swans in a £6.8 million deal but abandoned the switch when Rogers joined Liverpool. New Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has admitted defeat in his attempts to bring the star to the Liberty Stadium, leaving Spurs to gazump Liverpool to his signature.

Sigurdsson is expected to be a direct replacement for Croatian schemer Luka Modric, who is expected to join Real Madrid in a £31 million deal next month.

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