Yes, you really can get World Class goods from Iceland
Championship Promotion contenders Swansea City look likely to add a World Class striker to their failing strike force as Eidur Gudjohnsen is set to go to the Liberty Stadium.
Gudjohnsen, who is still only 32, has disappointed with the Potters after signing a one-year deal with the club at the start of the season.
This is no surprise as his languid, thoughtful style of football is in complete contrast with Stoke’s high-pressure, direct game. However, Pulis has also been angry with the Icelandic star’s lack on fitness, even putting him on a personal intensive fitness regime to try and get him fit.
As a result, it looks like Gudjohnsen would be available on a free with Pulis and Stoke looking to cut their losses on the player and Swansea are considered favourites to get his signature.
Even if it is a gamble for Swansea on Gudjohnsen’s fitness, it is surely one that Brendan Rodgers should take. Gudjohnsen is still a player of immense quality and would add to a side that are struggling to score with any regularity.
Despite being in second place in the Championship, Swansea have only score 30 goals in 25 league games and it is their incredible defensive record of just 5 goals conceded in 13 home games that has then up in the Promotion race. A player with the ‘X-Factor’ of Gudjohnsen would surely give them a much bigger threat at the other end of the field.
Gudjohnsen was a magnificent player at Chelsea and in his limited time on loan at Tottenham he showed he still had class in spades. It seemed strange that Harry Redknapp never took him on permanently.
That leaves one question, surely a top-flight side should be taking a chance of Eidur?