Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson will be one of the most highly sought after players in this coming offseason after finishing another campaign as Swansea City’s best player. There have been plenty of rumours linking the player with a move to Everton starting since last season, but now it sounds like matters are close to a resolution.
The Mirror are reporting that Everton and the Swans have agreed on a £25m transfer for the player, but the Toffees are yet to come to an agreement with the player himself.
Sigurdsson has said a few times that he would like to stay with the Welsh side unless they choose to sell him, even signing an extension until the end of the 2019-20 season at the beginning of this season.
Swansea just narrowly escaped relegation this year, with a win over the Blues at the Liberty Stadium sparking their climb out of the drop zone. They will be looking to cash in on their biggest asset as they hand Paul Clement a war chest to strengthen the side to prevent another calamitous season.
As of this afternoon, multiple bookmakers have suspended bets on Sigurdsson transferring to Everton, even though the Blues are yet to make a formal announcement about the future of Ross Barkley, who has struggled in the playmaker role over the last couple of seasons.
Unconfirmed reports say that Sigurdsson is holding out for wages of £120,000 per week, which is a significant raise from the current £80,000 a week that he is making. This would also make him one of the highest paid players in the Everton structure, with Morgan Schneiderlin making about the same amount.
The Iceland international played in every one of Swansea’s Premier League games this season scoring nine goals and picking up thirteen assists.