Swansea will have another stylish midfield player on their books this season, after securing the loan of Tottenham graduate Tom Carroll.
The young midfielder is highly thought of at White Hart Lane, where hopes are that he will eventually mature into a top class creative lynchpin able to damage opponents with his impressive passing.
Where better then for Carroll to develop his possession based passing game than at the Liberty Stadium, where such a system is very much ingrained in the modern Swansea City way. Current manager Garry Monk played and was schooled in that style, and is naturally encouraging its continuation now he's in charge in South Wales.
An excited Carroll looked forward to getting some Premier League action under his belt at a club he considers one of the most stylish in the top flight. He also revealed that Spurs new boy and former Swan Ben Davies was full of praise for his boyhood team.
“Ben only had good things to say," said Carroll. "He obviously knows the club inside and out and spoke very highly about the club and people.”
"Swansea have established themselves in the Premier League and what they have achieved as a club has been really impressive."
"In my opinion, Swansea are amongst the best teams in the league when it comes to style of play."
Though it is early days, it appears Monk is doing his job well having only taken over on a caretaker basis in February, with Swansea taking 6 points from their opening 2 games to sit at the Premier League summit. Having been given the role full time before the end of the 2013-14 season, the Englishman has taken part in several transfer dealings with Spurs over the summer, which saw Michel Vorm and Davies move to the Londoners and Gylfi Sigurdsson return to Wales, and the Icelandic international will now be joined by the 22-year-old Carroll.
The England Under 21 man has been signed to reinforce a midfield without injured pair Leon Britton and Jay Fulton, though he sat out the Swans' 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday after arriving Friday night.
Carroll made 26 appearances last year as he helped QPR achieve promotion from the Championship, and has made 23 appearances at Spurs in his career. He will wear the number 14 shirt while at the Liberty Stadium.
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