If Sig don’t sign, he’s Hoff home

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CHAIR­MAN Huw Jenk­ins ex­pects Swansea to face a bat­tle to hold on to star mid­fielder Gylfi Sig­urds­son when his loan deal comes to an end this sum­mer.

The Ice­lander has been a rev­e­la­tion since join­ing them from Hof­fen­heim in Jan­uary, scor­ing seven goals in 15 ap­pear­ances.

Sig­urds­son, who had worked with Swans boss Bren­dan Rodgers at Read­ing, has said he would be happy to stay but Jenk­ins knows per­suad­ing the Ger­man club to sell the 22-year-old is an­other mat­ter.

He said: “He’s done a great job for us and is still only young. Our aim is to keep our best play­ers.

“When you take a player on loan, con­trol is out of your hands and Hof­fen­heim wouldn’t com­mit to do a deal be­fore we took him, which we would have wanted.”

Jenk­ins is also hop­ing Tot­ten­ham will sanc­tion a loan deal for de­fender Stephen Caulker.

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