Rodgers looks to have sealed an absolute coup, with the big boys surprisingly turning their noses up.
The Sun reports that Swansea are willing to double their record transfer fee with the £7 million permanent signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Boss Brendan Rodgers, who’s been targeted by Liverpool this summer, quickly identified the Icelandic midfielder as his number one target following his loan spell from German club Hoffenheim last season.
During that spell the player impressed hugely, hitting seven goals including some spectacular efforts in just 19 games after arriving at the Liberty Stadium in January. He was no doubt one of the signings of that transfer window alongside the likes of Nikica Jelavic and Papiss Cisse, and was expected to attract interest from other parties after the success of his time in the top flight.
One might have thought the likes of Liverpool would have looked closely at the former Reading man, who’s still only 22. Their midfield has been a woefully expensive mistake in recent times, and at just 7 million, any move for the Iceland international would not have only enhanced the quality within their ranks, but also proved a shrewd and economic purchase. Even Manchester United could have benefited from the creativity of the classy player, with their midfield patently lacking in that department in recent times.
But having previously smashed their record fee with the £3.5m signing of striker Danny Graham a year ago, it’s the Swans who are showing just how far they’ve come with the £7 million fee already agreed. Now they’ll be hoping they can retain their manager and the likes of Michel Vorm in order to continue their astonishing progress in the Premier League.
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