The Swansea City supporters in the Transfer Tavern are expecting a flurry of transfer activity once the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson is completed.
One of the longest transfer sagas of the summer is finally nearing its completion as Everton have reportedly agreed a £45m deal to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea.
The 27-year-old ascertained his status as one of the league’s most productive players over the course of his career in Wales, and last season was no exception.
He scored nine goals and provided 13 assists as the Swans relentlessly battled their way to survival.
Accordingly, the hierarchy at Swansea are tasked with identifying, and obtaining an adequate replacement for the Icelandic international has proven to be so instrumental to Swansea’s attack over recent years.
Our landlord has highlighted Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech as a player that Paul Clement should pursue over the course of the next few days.
Stylistically, the 24-year-old is incredibly similar to the departing Sigurdsson.
He provides a significant threat from dead-ball situations, and he’s lauded for his terrific technique and flair.
The Moroccan international is more than capable of providing the same degree of creativity that the soon-to-be Everton player provides.
The only potential hindrance could be Ajax’s reluctance to sell, the Europa League finalists have already lost Davy Klassen to Everton and could face losing Davinson Sanchez to Spurs.
Nonetheless, if the Swans are successful in their attempts to entice Ziyech to the Premier League, our landlord believes it would be a deal that would engender a whole host of benefits for Paul Clement’s side.
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