Sport Sigurdsson 'priceless' to Swansea

18:40  19 june  2017
18:40  19 june  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Everton see £27m Sigurdsson bid rejected

  Everton see £27m Sigurdsson bid rejected Everton have had a bid in the region of £27 million rejected by fellow Premier League club Swansea City for their key man Gylfi Sigurdsson, reports ESPN. The Icelandic international was the catalyst at the centre of a Swansea side who managed to escape relegation from the top-flight. After the sacking of former boss Bob Bradley with the Welsh side in relegation trouble, an inspiring appointment in Paul Clement saw the tables turn at the Liberty Stadium, which helped Swansea defy the odds and retain their Premier League status. The man in the middle of Swansea’s heroics was no doubt 27-year-old midfielder Sigurdsson, who has been linked with a host of potential suitors, however, Swansea are desperate to hold on to their magic man, as they prepare for next season. Sigurdsson’s nine goals and 13 assists set Swansea on their way to survival, and it does not come as a surprise that he is now a wanted man. Former club Tottenham are also reportedly interested in Sigurdsson, but after his previous stint there failed, it would seem unlikely for him to return to Spurs. Everton have proven they are not afraid to spend money this summer, having already spent a combined £53.6m on Ajax captain Davy Klaasen and Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says that the club have received no firm bids for ' priceless ' Gylfi Sigurdsson and are looking to keep both him and last season's top-scorer Fernando Llorente at the club.

Eidur Gudjohnsen believes his former Iceland team-mate Gylfi Sigurdsson could be tempted to leave Swansea if a big club comes in for him this summer. Sigurdsson 's future has been the subject of fierce scrutiny after a season in which he was one of the most effective performers in the Premier League.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says that the club have received no firm bids for 'priceless' Gylfi Sigurdsson and are looking to keep both him and last season's top-scorer Fernando Llorente at the club.

Reports have linked Sigurdsson with a move to Everton, but the Swans' chairman insists the club are looking to add to their attacking options, rather than sell.

"We've not had any firm bids and if we ever get any firm bids then we will deal with them in the proper way," Jenkins told Sky Sports News HQ.

Everton see £27m Sigurdsson bid rejected

  Everton see £27m Sigurdsson bid rejected Everton have had a bid in the region of £27 million rejected by fellow Premier League club Swansea City for their key man Gylfi Sigurdsson, reports ESPN. The Icelandic international was the catalyst at the centre of a Swansea side who managed to escape relegation from the top-flight. After the sacking of former boss Bob Bradley with the Welsh side in relegation trouble, an inspiring appointment in Paul Clement saw the tables turn at the Liberty Stadium, which helped Swansea defy the odds and retain their Premier League status. The man in the middle of Swansea’s heroics was no doubt 27-year-old midfielder Sigurdsson, who has been linked with a host of potential suitors, however, Swansea are desperate to hold on to their magic man, as they prepare for next season. Sigurdsson’s nine goals and 13 assists set Swansea on their way to survival, and it does not come as a surprise that he is now a wanted man. Former club Tottenham are also reportedly interested in Sigurdsson, but after his previous stint there failed, it would seem unlikely for him to return to Spurs. Everton have proven they are not afraid to spend money this summer, having already spent a combined £53.6m on Ajax captain Davy Klaasen and Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Gylfi Sigurdsson insists he is happy at Swansea and will only leave the Liberty Stadium if the club want to sell him. Sigurdsson is expected to be a man in big demand this summer with Everton, West Ham and Premier League new boys Newcastle having already been linked with the 27-year-old.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea celebrates scoring his side's equaliser with Martin Olsson. It should have been even better for Swansea when Sigurdsson curled a free-kick into the area in injury-time, but Llorente could not connect with the goal at his mercy.

"Our aim is to try and keep Gylfi and Fernando, keep our better players and to make sure we can add to Paul's [Clement] squad.

"It's hard to suggest what sort of value Gylfi has in today's market, but to us he is priceless and we've got to make sure we do everything in our power to make sure he stays with us."

Swansea want to sign Chelsea's England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham on loan but face competition from two Premier League rivals.

Abraham scored 26 goals for Bristol City in the Championship last season and Jenkins said: "Paul knows him well from Chelsea.

"If you look at the options which have been publicised, [they are] Brighton, Newcastle and ourselves.

"So it is left to Tammy and his family to decide where he wants to go next. They know we are in the mix and we will keep our fingers crossed that he chooses us."

One player that does look to be on the way out of Swansea is Bafetimbi Gomis. Gomis spent last season on loan at Marseille, and reports have linked him with a permanent move to Galatasaray this summer.

"Gomis to Galatasaray is possible, we have been talking," Jenkins said.

"His intention is to move away from the club and when we can find a solution that suits both parties then we will do that and move forward."

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