Report: Tottenham Hotspur name England U21 midfielder's price tag

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Former Derby County and Queens Park Rangers loanee Tom Carroll is reportedly available for just £5 million, with current loan side Swansea City interested

According to a report in the Independent, Tottenham want just £5 million for England under-21 midfielder Tom Carroll, with current loan side Swansea City interested in signing him permanently.

The 22-year-old, who is considered an important member of Gareth Southgate’s squad, has been in and out of the side for Swansea this season, but it’s believed that manager Garry Monk has been impressed with his development since he has been at the club and wants to take him on permanent basis with a long-term plan in mind.

In the six starts the former Derby County loanee has made in the Premier League this season, he has been used in a deep-lying midfield role which has allowed him utilise his passing ability to great effect.

He has made over 400 passes in just 542 minutes with an accuracy of 88.6%. His ability to win the ball in midfield does leave a lot to be desired however as he makes on average just 1.5 tackles and 0.6 interceptions a game.

At the start of the month, against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup, he showed the Welsh side just how much promise he has by impressing in a 6-2 victory where he grabbed his first goal and assist for the club.

Along with that performance and the England under-21 experience the youngster has, the price tag of just £5 million does show real value if the Swans do decide to take up the option of signing the talent on a permanent basis.

The report also adds that Spurs teammate Kyle Naughton could join him at the club as he is expected to sign up with Garry Monk’s side before the end of the week in a deal with the exact same valuation - £5 million.

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