Liverpool lose Sigurdsson deal to Spurs

Liverpool appear to have lost out in the battle to sign Glyfi Sigurdsson, with the Icelandic midfielder instead joining Spurs.

Various reports in Germany claim a deal has been done between Hoffenheim and Tottenham – despite the London club not currently having a manager.

BBC Sport journalist Ben Smith wrote on twitter this morning “Hoffenheim had an agent in England yesterday, he flew back to Germany pm. If a deal has been done, almost certain it’s not LFC.”

Up until now, a deal with Liverpool appeared to be a formality, with Sigurdsson’s strong relationship with Brendan Rodgers a huge lure for the player who spent last season on loan at Swansea with Rodgers. However, it now seems Spurs have outbid Liverpool and offered the player a better deal.

If indeed these reports are confirmed, and it looks like they will, it is a bitter blow to Rodgers’ summer signing plans.

The fee for Sigurdsson is around 10m euros.

UPDATE: Spurs and Hoffenheim have agreed a 10m euro fee, but are yet to agree personal terms with Sigurdsson.

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