Sound the Interesting Rumor Klaxon! The BBC is reporting this morning that there have been discussions between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City about a swap deal involving Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Swans left back Ben Davies.
We've reported on this story off and on for a while now. Spurs are clearly interested in Davies as an improvement upon or competition for Danny Rose at the problematic left back position. There were rumors of a £8m or even £10m bid for Davies earlier, and now apparently Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted that a Gylfi swap deal was "discussed."
While this is not by any means confirmed, a Gylfi swap deal would make a lot of sense. Spurs are blessed with a plethora of midfielders, especially with the return of Erik Lamela, and Gylfi had seen himself marginalized both by Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood. Sigurdsson thrived in his previous stint at Swansea and possibly could walk back into the starting lineup. Meanwhile, Spurs need a left back and have identified Davies as one of their top targets.
And no, this does not invalidate the #batcountry post from a couple of days ago – swapping Siggy for Davies and Vorm is absolutely nuts. Swapping Siggy for Davies either straight or in a player-plus-cash deal is not at all crazy and could benefit both teams.
Things! Things are happening in the transfer market! Developments! Actual stuff! Woo!