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Swansea insider claims Sigurdsson transfer off, new deal signed

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The long saga may finally be over.

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The Swansea City Supporters Trust owns 21% of the football club. Many years ago, the club was on the verge of financial collapse and the Trust rallied the community together to save Swansea City AFC.

The Trust is regularly updated on the affairs of the club via an elected board that takes part in all official proceedings within the club and holds regular meetings in South Wales.

Among members of this trust, many are local to the city of Swansea, and have close ties with club management thanks to the close community nature of affairs at Liberty Stadium dating all the way back to when they played at the Vetch Field.

Royal Blue Mersey can report that according to sources within the Trust, Gylfi Sigurdsson was given a new contract offer on Sunday, July 30. With that offer came a 48 hour ultimatum to sign it. The source further claims today that the Iceland international has signed that contract and an announcement is forthcoming.

These reports are far from official, but given the nature of the relationship between the Supporters’ Trust and the club itself, as well as the fact that Swansea is one of the more community oriented organizations in the league, it’s a report that is worth considerable attention.

We will continue to keep you apprised of any further developments in this situation, but if this is true, Everton will need to move quickly to plan B in order to make sure all the necessary pieces are in place for opening day of the Premier League season on August 11th.

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