Tottenham Hotspur today announced the signing of attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim. The Icelandic creative midfielder, who played at Swansea last season on loan, was close to signing a permanent deal with Swansea and then Liverpool, but presumably Spurs was willing to offer more than Brendan Rodgers’ current and previous clubs.
The signing of Sigurdsson is as sure a sign of any that Tottenham is expected to lose Luka Modric this summer to Real Madrid or another high-profile club.
In the meantime, here’s the rest of the Premier League news headlines for today:
- Tottenham beat Liverpool to complete signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson — The Guardian
- Aston Villa make a move for Rennes midfielder Yacine Brahimi — Sky Sports
- Alberto Aquilani seeking assurances from Liverpool over future — The Independent
- England up to fourth in Fifa rankings after Euro 2012 — The Daily Telegraph
- Man City winger Vladimir Weiss has revealed he has offers from England, Italy and Spain — Sky Sports
- Goalkeeper Brad Guzan close to re-signing for Aston Villa — The Independent
- Hull City is in talks with Arsenal to sign goalkeeper Vito Mannone — Sky Sports
- Lukas Podolski visits north London to sign his Arsenal contract — Arsenal FC
- Everton sign former Rangers striker Steven Naismith on free transfer — The Guardian
- Euro 2012: Who Won on Twitter? — Mashable
- England v Germany: Goal-line technology decision imminent — BBC Sport
- Eric Wynalda says that America is ready for Chelsea — Chelsea FC
- Chelsea’s Juan Mata in Spain’s preliminary squad — The Guardian