Tom Carroll relishing Swansea City spell following Tottenham loan move
22nd August 2014
Loan signing Tom Carroll is raring to go at Swansea City following a glowing report from Ben Davies.
The 22-year-old today agreed a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur, having only landed in London this morning after travelling back overnight from his parent club's Europa League win over Cypriot side AEL Limassol.
And Carroll revealed ex-Swans left-back Davies, who left his hometown club for White Hart Lane last month, gave a hugely promising report of his former employers.
"Ben only had good things about Swansea," said Carroll, a former England Under-21s international.
"He obviously knows the club inside and out, and he told me that I would love it here. He spoke very highly about the club and people."
Central midfielder Carroll will be available for selection as the Swans take on Burnley at the Liberty on Saturday (3pm), though he won't meet his new team-mates until hours before kick-off.
And the youngster, who has made 23 senior appearances for Tottenham, hopes he can push himself straight into manager Garry Monk's plans.
"Swansea have established themselves in the Premier League and what they have achieved as a club has been really impressive, particularly with the way the team plays," said Carroll, who has previously spent time on loan at Leyton Orient, Derby County and Queens Park Rangers.
"In my opinion, Swansea are amongst the best teams in the league when it comes to style of play. It is very similar to Tottenham - playing football from the back with a good tempo.
"I've had experience playing in the Premier League with Tottenham and it's something I'd love to experience more here at Swansea.
"It's great to be part of the squad here - the manager has strengthened over the summer and obviously Gylfi was among the new faces. I've not spoken to him yet, but I know he really enjoyed his time on loan here a few years ago.
"So I'm looking forward to getting started here, meeting the lads and I'll do everything I can to impress the manager and help the team this season."