According to a recent report by the Daily Post, Everton have bid for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson worth £40 million. It is understood that the team from Wales has declined the bid mostly trying to jack up Everton’s offer.
The Iceland international has been a star turn for the Swans in a very underwhelming season which led the club from Wales finish the season at 15th position in the Premier League table. He was one of the reasons for the Welsh club avoiding relegation. He bagged nine goals and thirteen assists for the Swans in the past season.
The 27 year old joined the Welsh club from German outfit Hoffenheim in 2012. His impressive performances saw Tottenham signing him but his indifferent form at White Hart Lane led to him returning to play for Swansea in 2014. He has been a regular in the Swansea City lineup since then.
Everton are in need of a playmaking midfielder with the stay of Ross Barkley becoming increasingly uncertain. Sigurdsson could slot right into the Toffees starting lineup.
Despite the offer not being accepted by Swansea, Sigurdsson has withdrawn from their pre-season tour of the US. The official club website stated –
Swansea City can confirm that Gylfi Sigurdsson will not travel with the squad to America for the pre-season tour
Having played against Barnet last night, Gylfi did not feel in the right frame of mind to travel this morning due to the current uncertainty over his future.
Swansea are reportedly holding out for a fee of £50 million for the midfielder which the Toffees might accept.
The Merseyside club have spent heavily this summer having already brought in players like Rooney, Klassen, Pickford, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez and the addition of Sigurdsson would surely make them a top four contender.