Gylfi Sigurdsson Passes on Liverpool to Join Tottenham

Luis BatlleContributor IJuly 4, 2012

SWANSEA, WALES - APRIL 28:  Swansea player Gylfi Sigurdsson in action during the Barclays Premier league match between Swansea City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Liberty Stadium on April 28, 2012 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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After the suspense surrounding Gylfi Sigurdsson's decision, he's officially turned down Liverpool and headed Tottenham.

According to Tottenham Hotspur's official team page, star midfielder Sigurdsson has completed his move to the north London outfit from German outfit Hoffenheim.

The 22-year-old was as hot a commodity as any midfielder in the market. He's a young talent with plenty of years ahead of him, and had an especially solid showing on loan at Swansea City for part of last season.

The Icelandic midfielder impressed with his ability to create opportunities on goal. He scored seven times in 19 appearances and won the Premier League's Player of the Month award in March 2012.

The attacking style the player prides himself on will be a major asset to Spurs as they welcome their new manager, Andre Villas-Boas. The team was a solid 20-9-9 on the season in league play and finished in fourth place with 69 points, trailing Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City in the standings.

Yet what separated this team from the top-three was their goalscoring. The 66 goals they scored were significantly less than those teams atop the standings. Arsenal scored 74, Manchester United netted 89, and league-champion Manchester City recorded a whopping 93.

It is evident that this team needs a boost in creating scoring chances, which is exactly what Sigurdsson will be able to provide.