Should Spurs try and re-sign Sigurdsson for the number 10 role?

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The Swansea man has been on fire since leaving White Hart Lane, should Tottenham consider returning for him, and would the Swans ever sell?

It is often the case that when a club sells a player that individual will play out of his skin at his new club and leave many at his old team wandering 'why did we let him go?'

However, in the case of Gylfi Sigurdsson's sale to Swansea from Spurs, plenty of people at the club, as well as fans, knew that they were saying goodbye to a player full of ability and with some room to go before he fulfilled his potential.

The Icelander has been a star at the Liberty Stadium, scoring once and assisting six goals as Swansea have shot into the top five league places in the early months of the season. On top of that, the former Reading player has carried that form onto another level, hitting superb goals for Iceland to see them record two wins in the recent international break, with a particularly impressive 2-0 win over Netherlands coming in the last few days.

So given such impressive form, as well as Tottenham's struggles when it comes to goalscoring this season, would the London club ever bite the bullet and go back to Swansea for Sigurdsson in January?

Tottenham haven't been afraid to re-sign players they've let go for various reasons in previous years, with both Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane returning to the club less than a year after departing.

Clearly if Mauricio Pochettino was to encourage such a move, he would have to be ready to commit to playing Sigurdsson regularly in his favoured position behind the striker.

Christian Eriksen has had limited impact in that same spot this season, and was arguably more influential when coming in from the left in the previous campaign. 

Arguably, Sigurdsson's replacement in the Spurs team has been Nacer Chadli, who at present is the most on form player signed with the Gareth Bale funds last season. Chadli has replaced Eriksen on the left, leaving room for the Dane to move infield, with the former Twente man contributing 4 goals in the league to make him Tottenham's top scorer so far.

  TeamPosGoalsTotal Scoring AttGoal AssistTotal Att AssistAccurate PassTouchesAppsMins
Nacer Chadli Spurs MF 4 14 1 6 147 254 6 460
Christian Eriksen Spurs MF 2 16 0 13 292 483 7 559
Gylfi Sigurdsson Swansea MF 1 8 6 18 214 381 7 618

Whether Chadli can maintain such form or not may well indicate how much of a success he will be held up as at White Hart Lane. If the Belgian reaches anywhere near or above 15 goals it will be a hugely successful season and will mean that the club were smart to clear the midfield out for the 25-year-old to get his chance.

However, with the Spurs strikers still failing to produce the goods, it is possible that the midfield needs more creativity and slick passing in the attacking third, something that so far this season has been somewhat lacking, though whether they would be willing to return for Sigurdsson at what would be a lot more than they sold him for would be the big question, not to mention the reluctance Swansea would have to sell him, would be a couple of difficult questions to consider.

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