Everton set to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson
According to the football transfer rumours in British Media (Daily Star), Everton are set to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Iceland international was signed by Swansea in July 2014 from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of 10.1 million euros. The 27-year-old has a valid contract with Swansea until June 2020.
Sigurdsson has played 131 times for Swansea since signing from Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 37 goals and creating 30 assists in that time.
The Iceland international has been in outstanding form for Swansea last season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has represented Iceland at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 32 caps and scoring 16 goals, before making his senior international debut in May 2010. As a member of Iceland national football team, Gylfi Sigurdsson has won 50 caps and has scored 15 goals.
Ronald Koeman wants to sign a new midfielder this summer and Gylfi Sigurdsson is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Iceland international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Ronald Koeman wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has been long term target of Ronald Koeman as the manager look to bolster his midfield options for the next season.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Europa League next season.
Ronald Koeman will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the Swansea midfielder is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
Everton are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.
With questions being raised concerning Ross Barkley’s future at the club, the Everton boss could well look to Gylfi Sigurdsson as an ideal replacement.
According to the report in British Media, Everton are preparing an improved offer in the region of 45-53 million euros for the Iceland international.
Having signed Gylfi Sigurdsson for 10 million euros in the summer of 2014, to make a 35-43 million euros profit on the 27-year-old who, without question, will be fantastic for Swansea is a good deal all round.