Our resident Evertonians are excited about the possibility of their side securing a deal for Gylfi Sigurdsson in the coming days.
The Iceland international has been valued at £50m by Swansea City, who are determined to keep him or receive a sizeable fee in return.
Some may argue that the playmaker’s evaluation is ludicrous, but with all things considered, it’s a fair deal.
Sigurdsson was outstanding for the Welsh side last season, at times carrying Paul Clement’s side on his back.
He scored nine league goals and assisted 13 as Swansea avoided relegation.
The 27-year-old is worth a lot more to Swansea than he would be at bigger clubs, with the Swans knowing his departure could cost them there Premier League status.
Kyle Walker, who is also 27, recently swapped Tottenham for Manchester City.
How many would argue that Walker is worth more to Tottenham than Sigurdsson is worth to Swansea?
It would be extremely tough for Clement to replace Sigurdsson’s contributions last season, while Spurs already have Kieran Trippier ready to step in and fill Walker’s boots.
After failing to impress during his spell to White Hart Lane, many expected Sigurdsson to fall away into obscurity.
But the return to Wales has seen the midfielder mature and reignite his career.
The Iceland skipper almost singlehandedly reserved Swansea’s league status and in the current market, £50m could even be adjudged as a coup.
If Ronald Koeman does pay top dollar for Sigurdsson, Everton could be serious contenders for a top six finish this season.
Thoughts Everton fans? Is it a fair deal? Or is he simply not worth the money? Let us know in the comments!
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