Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson explains why he left Tottenham Hotspur in the summer

Gylfi Sigurdsson says that he switched from Tottenham Hotspur to Swansea City in the summer transfer window to get more playing time.

Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has explained why he decided to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Iceland international Sigurdsson was on the books of Spurs for two years between 2012 and 2014, but he failed to make a huge impact at White Hart Lane.

Signed for £8.8 million from German club Hoffenheim, the 25-year-old failed to maintain his place in the starting line-up week in and week out, and in the summer he left for Swansea.

At the Welsh club, Sigurdsson has recovered his old form and has been one of the most creative players in the Premier League this season, crafting no fewer than 39 chances in 15 league appearances.

Reflecting on his decision to leave Spurs in the summer, Sigurdsson told Sky Sports: “There comes a time in your career when you have to make big decisions and I made one in the summer and I don’t regret it.

“I didn’t play as much as I wanted to (at Spurs). I knew there was going to be a lot of competition for places, they had a massive squad and still do and I knew that when I was coming to join them. I was ready for that.

“As a player you want to play every game that you can and play as many minutes as you can. I had to make that decision in the summer and thankfully it has worked out.”

At Swansea Sigurdsson has been made the creator-in-chief, and he has been flourishing. Perhaps he needed a change of scenario and the chance to be made the main man.

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