Liverpool don’t need Sigurdsson: Twitter reacts as Spurs swoop
Tottenham leapfrog Liverpool in the race to sign Hoffenehim's Gylfi Sigurdsson, prompting plenty of reaction on Twitter
Gylfi Sigurdsson’s future has taken another dramatic twist, with the Iceland international reportedly set to snub Liverpool and join Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
The Hoffenheim midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea City, and looked set to join the Liberty Stadium outfit until manager Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool.
With the 22-year-old reportedly on the verge of following Rodgers to Anfield, Spurs now appear frontrunners to sign Sigurdsson, with the transfer saga prompting reaction from Liverpool, Tottenham and Swansea supporters on Twitter.
Here are a few Tweets that caught our eye.
Tottenham Saville Fernαndes (@SavilleF) would be happy with Gylfi Sigurdsson but only if Rafael van der Vaart stays: “Waking up today to hear rumours of Van der Vaart out, Sigurdsson in. Would welcome Gylfi but not at the expense of VDV. #THFC”
But Gareth Williams (@crwydropeldroed) would welcome Sigurdsson’s signing: “Gylfi Sigurdsson coming to Spurs? Well that’s an unexpected boost!”
However, Arsenal fan Kimberley (@Kimmy_Arsenal) is shocked: “Gylfi Sigurdsson to Spurs? Whaaaat?”
An optimistic Christopher Coleman (@ChrizzyRascal) is hoping Sigurdsson’s potential signing would spark an amazing summer at Spurs: “Sigurdsson would be a good start. Complete Jan Vertonghen then appoint Pep Guardiola #THFC #spurs #summer”
Meanwhile, Holly Gandalesta (@gandalesta) heaps praise on Spurs chairman Daniel Levy – if he can pull the deal off: “Looks like Tottenham successfully hijack Gylfi Sigurdsson from Liverpool. Well done Daniel Levy.”
Liverpool supporter Sean (@SeanMLFC) reckons Rodgers’ side have no need for a central midfielder: “Stop fretting about Gylfi Sigurdsson. It’s June, we’ve got plenty of time to sign players. And to be honest we’re sound in CM anyway. #LFC#Chill”
But Bran23qh0 (@bran23qh0) raises a valid point: “Liverpool struggle to close a deal, don’t they? Phil Jones, Connor Wickham and now Gylfi Sigurdsson it seems.”
George Psihoyios (@gmaster9793) already has his eye on a another transfer target should Sigurdsson go to Spurs: “Bit downed that Tottenham have hijacked Liverpool’s move for Gylfi Sigurdsson but honestly I rate Rasmus Elm just as good.”
Manchester United fan Shane Stephens (@ShaneStephens) reckons it is not a good sign for Liverpool’s future forays in the transfer market this summer: “What does it say about Liverpool that Sigurdsson has chosen a managerless Spurs over them?”
And Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) agrees: “A managerless team in the Europa League who farcically sacked their manager beats Liverpool to the punch for Gylfi Sigurdsson.”
Reds supporter Martin Holloway (@mhollowaylfc) reckons Liverpool were never that determined to sign Sigurdsson: “To me this whole saga says that Liverpool were never desperate to sign Sigurdsson but would have liked him, so it’s no big loss to us!”
Kirk Corrie (@Kirk_Corrie) claims that Sigurdsson still has a lot to prove: “Sigurdsson has snubbed Liverpool for Tottenham? A club with no manager – you played one good half season with Swansea and think your Ronaldo.”
Swansea supporter Dan Proud (@danproud) makes a valid point: “I’m sorry what? Gylfi Sigurdsson is now going to Spurs?! He wouldn’t sign with #Swans as we had no manager, but it’s fine with #Spurs?! He’s…”
Meanwhile, Ben Wilde (@Bendito85) cannot fathom at what stage Liverpool supporters became such fans of Sigurdsson: “Where did all this #LFC love for Sigurdsson come from? So what if he signs for #Spurs. Did ok at Swansea but he doesn’t deserve top dollar.”
Chaz Reynolds (@chazreynolds182) has had enough of the speculation: “The Gylfi Sigurdsson rumours are starting to do my head in a little bit, club after club after club!! sign for someone!”
Finally, Jack Balmer (@Jackbalmer_) perhaps employs the right attitude: “Sigurdsson has now signed for Spurs twice and Liverpool countless times. I’ll believe it when it happens.”
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