Spurs have made seven new signings this summer, but this may have left some current players with no room to play. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas' first signing at Tottenham, is one of them.
Sigurdsson joined Spurs from Hoffenheim for a fee believed to be in the region of £8 million in 2012 and has since gone on to score only seven goals in 53 appearances for the London club.
Sigurdsson reportedly turned down Liverpool and Swansea in order to move to White Hart Lane, with the Icelandic international signed on the back of an impressive loan spell at the Liberty Stadium where he scored nine goals in 19 appearances for the Welsh outfit.
Sigurdsson has yet to replicate his form for Swansea with Spurs and will have to fulfil his potential soon in order to break into this talented Tottenham side.
Spurs have been the big spenders in the transfer market this summer, purchasing over £100 million worth of talent to mount another assault on the Premier League's top four.
Sigurdsson has been deployed on the wings or in the number 10 position behind the striker but has yet to make a massive impact in his Spurs career.
The arrivals of Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, who all occupy positions which Sigurdsson prefers to play in, will push him further down the pecking order. The return of Andros Townsend is also expected to limit Sigurdsson's playing time.
Villas-Boas can also play new signing Paulinho in the number 10 position and Moussa Dembele can feature there too. 23-year-old Sigurdsson is under a lot of pressure this year to prove he has a future at Tottenham.
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