Boost for Everton & Leicester in their bid to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson

Yolanda Curtis
July 14, 2017

Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson's future must be sorted out as soon as possible to avoid harming Swansea's preparations for the upcoming Premier League season, says manager Paul Clement.

Sigurdsson played 45 minutes in Swansea's first pre-season friendly against Barnet last night, but advised club official after the match that he did not wish to go to America with a transfer close to being agreed.

The Telegraph claims Sigurdsson has said "his goodbyes to the Swansea squad this morning" and the former Tottenham man seems nearly certain to secure a move to Everton in the next few weeks.

"We had that situation with Jack Cork [who joined Burnley on Tuesday]".

Swansea value Sigurdsson at £50m and, in a statement released to WalesOnline, club owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien said: "At this time we have not received an offer from any club which represents a fair valuation of Gylfi given his importance to our club". Clement claimed. "In the summer there was no thought of moving Jack on but it got to a point when another club came in with a really good offer". That might end up being the case with Gylfi.

The 27-year-old scored nine league goals and had 13 assists on his way to being named the club's player of the year for the second successive campaign.

£50 million for any player with one year remaining is steep, especially one who can be inconsistent like Barkley. "We don't know yet".

Sigurdsson will not board Swansea's flight to the United States later today and will instead head for talks with chairman Huw Jenkins.

Everton have already spent big this summer, bringing in Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru, Jordan Pickford, Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez.

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