Gary Lineker mocks Tottenham's decision to sell Gylfi Sigurdsson

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Swansea City ace Gylfi Sigurdsson netted his seventh goal of the season on Sunday.

BBC pundit Gary Lineker has mocked Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to sell Gylfi Sigurdsson on Twitter, claiming the Icelandic playmaker is just the sort of player needed at White Hart Lane.

The former Reading star joined Spurs in the summer of 2012 and went on to score eight goals from midfield in two years despite not being a regular.

He struggled to nail down a regular birth at White Hart Lane and was subsequently sold last summer, re-joining Swansea City where he had previously enjoyed a highly successful loan spell.

The decision to move to the Liberty Stadium has ultimately been a good one for Sigurdsson, with his latest strike in the 3-2 loss to Manchester City equalling his best ever Premier League return.

  GoalsAssistsKey Passes per GameAppearances
Nacer Chadli 11 5 1.21 34
Christian Eriksen 10 2 2.16 37
Gylfi Sigurdsson 7 10 2.28 32
Erik Lamela 2 7 1.78 32

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the 25-year-old has been a key contributor in the final third and some could suggest he’s outperformed his former Spurs teammates.

He has seven goals for the season and is part of a unique group of players including Angel di Maria and Cesc Fabregas to have reached double figures for assists.

With Mauricio Pochettino in need of an attacking player to help bolster his ranks next season, Gary Lineker couldn't help but point out that Sigurdsson would be an ideal candidate.

In spite of his heroics for Swansea on Sunday, Sigurdsson and his teammates came out on the wrong side of a six-goal thriller with Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini’s men won 4-2.

The defeat leaves the Welsh outfit in eighth place and unable to catch Spurs in sixth heading into the final game of the season next weekend.

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