Swansea City are due back from their preseason tour of the United States very shortly, which means a resolution to the Gylfi Sigurdsson situation will be wanted sooner rather than later.
If we believe a report in the Express, that resolution could be imminent, with Swans ready to agree to a £40m deal that includes another £5m in add-ons.
Such a fee would be a minor victory for Ronald Koeman and Everton, who have justifiably been hesitant to meet the Welsh club’s full £50 million valuation of the Iceland star.
Rumours had recently surfaced that Everton might have pivoted to Las Palmas playmaker Jonathan Viera, but that always seemed likely to be a diversion. Swansea City were also interested in the playmaker, and the Blues likely just wanted to force their hand into moving forward with the Sigurdsson deal.
If a deal does get completed this week, Everton will no doubt be somewhat disappointed they were not able to nab Gylfi’s signature in time for the Europa League qualifier against MFK Ruzomberok. It’s doubtful that Sigurdsson would be match fit in time for either European game. His debut could be in the friendly against Sevilla on August 6, making him ready for the Premier League opener against Stoke City.
The Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer saga has been long and drawn out, but it looks like Ronald Koeman, Steve Walsh, and Everton Football Club are going to get their man yet again.