Carroll relishes Swans switch


Midfielder Tom Carroll expects to be able to bed in quickly after completing his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Swansea City.

The 24-year-old former England Under-21 international has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract at the Liberty Stadium, having found first-team opportunities limited with Spurs.

We have a good squad here and the lads have got to be positive.

Tom Carroll

And Carroll hopes to make a swift impact with Paul Clement’s men, having previously spent the 2014/15 season on loan with the Swans, who are 2/5 to be relegated this season.

He told his new club’s official website: “It definitely helps knowing quite a few of the lads from my loan spell. Knowing the players and staff allows you to settle quicker than normal.

“It can take time to settle in at a new club, but having some familiar faces around the place will help me get going straight away.

“I know what the club is about too and I know the playing style suits me, so that was a big factor in me coming here. We have a good squad here and the lads have got to be positive.”

Earlier in the day the Swans had completed the signing of Norwich City defender Martin Olsson, with the left-back joining on a two-and-a-half-year contract. His arrival will help cover for the current absence of Neil Taylor due to a fractured cheekbone.

City have also brought in winger Luciano Narsingh from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven since the transfer window opened at the start of the month.

The Swans are currently bottom of the Premier League table, having lost five of their last six league games.

Next up is a Saturday lunchtime trip to take on Liverpool, with the Swans having secured just one point from five previous top-flight visits to Anfield.

City are 11/2 to claim a draw on Saturday, while the hosts are 5/6 to keep a clean sheet and 7/1 to secure a 2-0 victory.