I'll be honest, the whole saga is becoming more than a little boring now.
If Sigurdsson was happy to sign for Swansea for £30k per week, but he's unwilling to sign for us for £45k per week then frankly i'd be asking questions as to whether he's the kind of player we want or need. If his head is likely to be turned every time his agent flutters a potential payrise in front of him then perhaps not.
Luis Suarez signed on relatively modest wages, but undoubtedly with the acknowledgement that if he performed well then it would be reviewed. Surely that should be standard practise, especially for a young player who represents largely potential at this point.
From Sigurdsson's perspective I can understand him wanting to consider all of the offers that have been made, he's not a Liverpool fan after all, but from our perspective, again, i'm not convinced we should be persuing a player who's not certain they want to come here quite so readily.
The further point to all of this as well, is that if he does ultimately sign then he'll find himself with a bit of a battle on his hands to turn around the opinions that some now have of him.
For the right price he looked a low risk, efficient bit of business. For £70k per week that's arguably no longer the case. If it's true (as reported by Ben Smith) that we've essentially laid down our offer and said "take it or leave it" then I think that's absolutely right and if Tottenham think he's worth considerably more than that then good luck to them, and him.