New Swansea City right-back Kyle Naughton has been speaking following his move from Tottenham Hotspur, telling the Daily Mail which player he hopes to emulate at the Liberty Stadium.
The 26-year-old completed his move from North London last week, and he has clearly paid close attention to what ex-Spurs teammate Sigurdsson has done since his own move back in the summer.
“I’ve watched Gylfi a few times since he’s been here and he can’t put a foot wrong,” Naughton said.
“He’s playing really well and I want to thrive at Swansea like him.”
Sigurdsson has scored five goals and set up an additional eight so far this season, making 23 appearances and looking every inch the rejuvenated star having been tasked with playing week in, week out for Garry Monk’s men.
Naughton will be hoping for similar after struggling for game-time at White Hart Lane and seeing a number of new options at right-back push him further down the pecking order in recent times.
The return from injury of Kyle Walker and the recent additions of Eric Dier, Vlad Chiriches and now DeAndre Yedlin meant he was always likely to move on if a deal could be finalised.
That is now the case and it is up to the player to follow in Sigurdsson’s footsteps and show that there is life after Tottenham following his £5million move.