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Swansea City's loan star Gylfi Sigurdsson would 'love' to extend his stay in the Premier League but admits his future is not in his own hands.

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Sigurdsson, who joined Swansea on loan from German club Hoffenheim in January, scored with another stunning strike in Saturday's 3-0 win against Blackburn to take his tally to seven goals in 14 league games.

The Iceland international has become one of the key performers in Brendan Rodger's much-lauded Swansea side and the Welsh club will face a fight to keep hold of the in-form midfielder.

Sigurdsson concedes he does not know where he will be playing his football next term as Hoffenheim will have the final say on his future.

"It is not down to me, but I am enjoying my football here," he said. "I am very happy here at the moment but I have always said that I have another couple of seasons left on my contract in Germany, so it is not entirely down to me what happens.

"I love English football so I would love to stay. This is a fantastic team and it is fantastic to play football in this league. Hopefully I can stay in the Premier League.

"It has been a fantastic time here since I signed in January. It has been quite easy to come into the team because I've got fantastic players around me. It has been very easy for me to come in and do my job."

Chairman Huw Jenkins expects Swansea to face a battle to hold onto Sigurdsson, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the UK press, when his loan deal comes to an end this summer.

He told BBC Radio Wales: "He's done a great job for us and is still only young. Our aim is to keep our best players. We've always tried to do that over the years and it will be no different with Gylfi.

"The fact is when you take a player on loan, control is out of your hands. They (Hoffenheim) wouldn't commit to do a deal before we took him, which we would have loved to have done.

"But we've got to hope that his relationship now with the club, with the players and with Brendan has helped him in the Premier League, and he sees us as a great option next season if he's allowed to leave his club in Germany.

"No doubt there's going to be a bit of a battle on our hands to secure his services for next season. The other thing is they (Hoffenheim) have had a change of manager as well and he's still contracted there for a couple of years.''

Jenkins is also hoping Tottenham will sanction another loan deal for Stephen Caulker, who has impressed alongside Ashley Williams in central defence.


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