Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll joins Swansea City on loan
22nd August 2014
Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll on loan for the remainder of the season, subject to international clearance.
The England Under-21 international has featured in the Barclays Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup during his 23 appearances for Tottenham.
The 22-year-old will bolster Garry Monk's options in central midfield at the Liberty, with injuries currently ruling out Leon Britton and Jay Fulton.
Carroll will be available for selection for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Burnley at the Liberty (3pm).
After impressive displays for Tottenham's Academy and signing a pro contract in 2010, Carroll made his first senior appearances while on loan at Leyton Orient, where he made 12 appearances as the club fell short of the League One play-offs by a single point.
His performances at Brisbane Road propelled him into Harry Redknapp's first-team plans at White Hart Lane, with Carroll making seven appearances for Spurs - five of them coming in the Europa League.
That same season he gained further experience during a loan spell at Championship club Derby, where he scored once in 12 appearances.
With Andre Villas-Boas at the helm, Carroll played a more influential role at his parent club during the 2012-13 campaign as he featured 14 times in the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup.
Last season, Carroll featured in both legs of Spurs' Europa League victories over Dinamo Tbilisi before joining Queens Park Rangers on loan, with the youngster making 26 appearances as the London club won the Championship Play-Off final.