The England Under-21 international has struggled to break into the Spurs’ first-team under current boss Mauricio Pochettino and has spent the past several seasons on loan at clubs like QPR and Swansea themselves.
Now 24, it seems as though Carroll is in dire need of regular top-flight football, and despite the Swans’ relegation battle, it seems he has opted to head for the Liberty Stadium.
However, the fact that the Welsh club have reportedly agreed to pay £8 million for Carroll seems a little pricey given the fact he’s made just 24 league appearances for Tottenham in the last seven years.
And it seems we’re not the only ones who raised eyebrows at the fee:
Swansea signing Tom Carroll for £8M?! Hahahahah he's championship quality
— • (@BeIotti) January 11, 2017
@FootyAccums I can just about accept £60m for Oscar & £28m for bolasie. But I'm sorry, £8m for Tom Carroll?
Call it all off. Football ends here.
— ㅤ (@StudgeIsMyMate) January 11, 2017
How is Tom Carroll worth 8 million
— Andrew Murphy (@piratesmurf24) January 11, 2017
Levy strikes again, 8 mil for tom carroll whilst west ham offer 3 mil for Snodgrass????
— Arran (@ArranTro13) January 11, 2017
No wonder Swansea are going down, £8 million for Tom Carroll??
— DB (@DomGFCBallard) January 11, 2017
Tom Carroll 8 million
Premier league summed up really him and Jordan ibe transfer
— Jay (@EFC_Jayy) January 11, 2017
— Ben Bowers (@yidobenji) January 11, 2017
How on earth are Tottenham getting £8 million for Tom Carroll?! #bonkers
— David Wanless (@DavidWanless17) January 11, 2017
@tom_carroll92 you're shit
— Tom Carroll = Cunt (@TomCuntarroll) January 11, 2017
£8 Million for Tom Carroll ??????
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 11, 2017
What do you think? Is £8 million a fair enough price in the current cash-rich Premier League market?
Or is the fee just a little bit over the top?
Let us know in the comments section below…
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