Gylfi Sigurdsson seals Swansea City return
23rd July 2014
Swansea City can confirm the signing of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for an undisclosed fee, while Ben Davies and Michel Vorm have moved in the opposite direction.
The Icelandic international passed a medical on Tuesday before agreeing a four-year deal.
Keeper Vorm and left-back Davies, meanwhile, have both completed moves to Tottenham for undisclosed fees. Davies has signed a five-year deal and Vorm four years.
Sigurdsson arrives at the Liberty after spending two seasons at White Hart Lane, scoring eight goals in 58 top-flight appearances for the London club.
The 24-year-old is no stranger at the Swans having scored seven goals in 18 games during a successful loan spell in the club's debut Barclays Premier League campaign in 2011-12.
He joins fellow new arrivals Lukasz Fabianski and striker Bafetimbi Gomis in Garry Monk's squad as the club continues preparations for the 2014-15 season following the two-week tour in America.
With Sigurdsson coming in, Vorm and Davies have both left the Swans.
Vorm was a team-mate of Sigurdsson's during the club's first Premier League season after arriving from Dutch club Utrecht.
The Holland international was hugely impressive during his 89 league appearances in South Wales.
Nicknamed Penalty Killer, Vorm earned many plaudits after a successful first campaign in SA1 as the Swans claimed 11th place in 2011-12.
Vorm's form domestically earned the attention of his national boss, with the keeper adding to his Holland caps while also being included in their European Championship and World Cup squads during his time at the Swans.
Davies, meanwhile, ends a 13-year association with the Swans having joined the club as an eight-year-old.
The Neath-born product signed a professional contract in 2011 after impressing in the youth ranks.
Then, after impressing during the club's pre-season tour of America, he made his senior debut off the bench in the Premier League win over West Ham before earning his first start in the Capital One Cup victory over Barnsley.
His impressive displays at club level also earned him a Wales debut against Scotland in a World Cup qualifier.
Davies was rewarded with a new three-and-a-half year deal in November 2012.
Overall, he made 44 appearances for the Swans in 2012/13 and was named Young Player of the Year in a campaign in which the club lifted the Capital One Cup.
He retained that accolade the following season as he scored twice in 34 top-flight appearances as the Swans finished 12th in the Premier League during the 2013-14 campaign.