DC United open talks for Gylfi Sigurdsson

It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and DC United could be set to carry on this trend.

According to the football transfer rumours in British and American media, DC United have opened talks for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Iceland international joined Everton from Swansea City for a fee in the region of 49.4 million euros in August 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.

The midfielder has featured in 38 matches for Everton last term, netting 3 goals and providing 3 assists in all competitions.

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson

The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Iceland.

His record for Iceland is impressive. Sigurdsson has scored 22 goals in 74 matches for Iceland at senior level.

The Everton manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.

DC United are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 30-year-old as potential transfer target.

The Iceland international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder player Ben Olsen wants to target.

Everton
Everton

There is no doubt that Gylfi Sigurdsson will take DC United’s midfield to a different level.

According to the report, “D.C. United have held talks with Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson about a potential move to MLS, according to a report from Pablo Maurer of The Athletic. Per Maurer, the club has had discussions with Sigurdsson’s representatives about a move stateside, although a timeframe remains unclear as the player is under contract with Everton through 2022. The 30-year-old is currently one of the club’s highest-paid players.”

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DC United will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Gylfi Sigurdsson to join the club.

Good signing for DC United?

If Gylfi Sigurdsson is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for DC United.

A midfielder of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s ceiling will be a massive addition to DC United squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Ben Olsen’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.

The ball is in DC United’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Gylfi Sigurdsson.

How strong that interest is and whether DC United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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