Everton have been relentless in their pursuit of this summer’s transfer targets. They’ve gotten nearly all of them. There has been one white whale, though, and at this point, he needs no naming.
The Blues returned to Welsh club Swansea City today with another, improved bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
It was promptly rejected.
Swansea City have rejected Everton's second bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson. They believe it was £40m in total. They want £50m— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 24, 2017
At some point, this entire exercise becomes a waste of time. Everton can find a playmaker elsewhere on the continent, and Sigurdsson is clearly worth a preposterous amount of money to Swansea.
The season is getting closer and closer, and Ronald Koeman still does not have his side’s creative fulcrum settled, much less integrated. The Sigurdsson chase has become a side show, to the point that someone like Kieran Dowell or Ademola Lookman (who are good players!) may be starting Europa League games within days.
Swansea City are perfectly entitled to asking for whatever price they choose in the case of Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton are perfectly entitled to walk away.