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Is it time to say goodbye to the Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer saga?

Deal for Icelander looks nearly dead.

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If you’ve ever bartered you know that some deals just don’t come together. Car buying is a great example. You may like a vehicle, you may enter into negotiations for that vehicle, but the dealer may just like that vehicle more than you do and there is just no way the two of you can get on the same page.

Here at Royal Blue Mersey, articles about Gylfi Sigurdsson are like the 10,000th time your child wants you to watch Frozen. You end up doing it because for the sake of peace in the home it’s what you have to do, but when the piano starts for Let it Go you just want to run through a wall to get away.

Wales Online may be hinting that our misery is coming to an end. According to their report, Everton are getting sick of this saga and are nearly done with their attempts. Everyone knows what Swansea wants, everyone knows what Everton is willing to pay, those numbers don’t overlap. Should be game over.

Maybe it is. Maybe we’re really done chasing a guy who is great in one area and mildly above average in a few others, but goodness, it’s taken too long. We played our first competitive game yesterday- we’ve got another next week- and a brutal start to the English Premier League season is just around the corner.

As we’ve written, there are other capable creators out there, many of which actually fit Koeman’s open field scheme better. Let Swansea and Gylfi have each other, and hopefully I won’t have to type his name again until it’s to review a 3-0 beatdown of Swansea by the Toffees.

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