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Gylfi Sigurdsson | Midfielder | #18

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 170

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After months of rumors and negotiations, Everton got its man in a move for Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The 27-year-old joins the Toffees on a five-year contract in a club-record £45 million move after seeing their original bid of £40 million rejected. The move for Sigurdsson brings the club's summer spending total to £145 million, much of it funded by the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. The Icelandic playmaker is coming off one of the best seasons of his career after recording nine goals and 13 assists for the Swans. Said Sigurdsson: "Hopefully I will continue to create goals and score goals for the team and contribute to the kind of success we’re seeking at the Club. This is an ambitious club and it is clear we are moving in a really good direction. The most important thing is that this team keeps winning games and climbing the table - and does that throughout the season. For myself, I would like to score as many goals as possible and create as many goals for my teammates as I can." Aug 17 - 3:41 AM


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The Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer saga finally appears to be over with Everton set to land one of its top summer targets.

Swansea City accepted a £45 million bid from Everton after the two clubs met in the middle of their valuations. The Swans were originally holding out for £50 million after rejected bids of £40 million from Leicester City and Everton earlier this summer. But with cash to splash following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, the Toffees upped their offer that will now see Sigurdsson take a medical on Merseyside on Wednesday. Swansea is set to make a hefty profit on the Icelandic international after buying him just £6.8 million in 2014.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 16 - 4:54 AM

A deal that would see Gylfi Sigurdsson depart Swansea City for Everton, which looked close to completion last week, has hit a deadlock just a few days before the season's opening weekend.

The Swans had the Icelandic international valued at 50m on the market while Everton felt the player was worth around 40m. Apparently, when the initial agreement was reached, it was for Swansea's price, but Everton apparently pulled the rug out and reverted back to 40m. According to the latest update, the two sides are 5m apart on the fee, which sounds like they are halfway to meeting each other halfway. It is a big transfer that has a huge ripple effect for both clubs in how they buy and sell for the remainder of the window so one would imagine the two sides will hash out a deal. Sigurdsson owners just want to know he is playing somewhere but he may be a victim of club limbo in Week 1.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 9 - 6:54 AM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that the club is close to completing a move for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Everton has seen its most recent bid of £40 million rejected by Swansea City, who reportedly value Sigurdsson at around £50 million. However, Koeman, who says the club is still looking to add to the roster in the final week before the start of the season, appeared confident that the Toffees would seal a move for the attacking midfielder. "Everybody knows we are looking for three more players - a left centre-back, a left full-back, a player who can play out of both positions, a winger and a striker and that's the picture, what the best is for our team and we will see what we can do. We are close [on Sigurdsson], we have to wait. But still, the deal is not done."
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 6 - 9:21 PM

Swansea City has left star midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson off the club's preseason tour of the U.S. this summer.

The move is just the latest twist in a lengthy transfer saga that saw the club reject a £40 million offer from Everton for the former Spurs man. The Swans, who also rejected a bid from Leicester City, are reportedly holding out for £50 million for the Icelandic playmaker. Said manager Paul Clement: "Gylfi has not come to us and said 'I want to leave'. He is a player here at the moment. We are not sure whether he is going to be here for this season. If another club comes up with the right valuation, according to us, then it would be a different matter possibly."
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 17 - 3:47 PM

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that midfielder Roque Mesa is flying to Swansea this week, potentially sealing a move from La Liga side Las Palmas.

Mesa has the potential to be the centerpiece addition during Swansea's transfer window and the potential to be a fantasy commodity this coming season should the deal get finalized this week. Mesa is no spring chicken. He is 28-years-old and had not been able to see action in Spain's top flight until the last two seasons. He could be a late bloomer though, as he has some impressive stats to back it up. Last season, he was a passing maestro, second in all of La Liga in completed passes, with a success rate over 91%. He also, despite his diminutive stature, provides a solid tackler in midfield, finishing second last season in successful tackles. Las Palmas are expected to command £11m for his transfer. Mesa seems a boom-or-bust proposition but Swansea need a player of his mold. Someone needs to create chances besides Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Jul 2 - 3:11 AM

Swansea City were looking to find an equalizer against Manchester United and it was Gyfli Sigurdsson who once again saved the day, scoring from a free kick as the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

If Swansea manage to escape relegation, it all falls on the shoulders of the Icelandic international. It was a typical first half of an Old Trafford match this season, as it looked to remain goalless at the break, but United were awarded a dubious penalty and converted, forcing the Swans to answer back. They did so by effectively stifling United from adding to their lead and converted on one magic moment from Sigurdsson, who sent a beautiful curling free kick into the top corner. Another free kick in stoppage time nearly saw the Swans win it, but Fernando Llorente failed to get an accurate touch on the well-placed ball from Sigurdsson. The point has Swansea keeping pace with Hull over the weekend, still two points behind the Tigers for safety.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 9:06 AM

It was an attack-challenged match that saw Gylfi Sigurdsson go close but not close enough to break a nil-nil deadlock with Boro at the Liberty Stadium.

It was a match that saw more yellow cards (5) than shots on target (4). Swansea looked the more likely to break the deadlock but that still wasn't particularly close. Both relegation strugglers needed three points but, like their top-of-the-table brethren later in the afternoon, no one could find a way to three points. The Swans have cooled down after a massive bounce after the arrival of Paul Clement.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 2 - 1:28 PM

A late strike by Gylfi Sigurdsson nearly rescued a point for Swansea City but Manchester City found a winner to sink the Swans, 2-1.

It had the makings for a long day at the Etihad for the Swans as Manchester City were on the front foot, putting pressure Swansea's final third consistently. The Citizen broke through on eleven minutes but failed to build on the lead, with Lukasz Fabianski making a couple of crucial saves to keep the Swans in it. Eventually, the Jacks made City pay when Sigurdsson created space just outside the box and found the back of the net, Luciano Narsingh providing the assist. The comeback was thwarted though as City scored in stoppage time to take all the points.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 5 - 10:40 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson was key as Swansea beat Southampton 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Fraser Forster kept Southampton in the tie in the early stages with a string of fine saves from the Iceland international. It was a corner from Siggy that assisted Alfie Mawson to give the Swans the lead. Mawson won the header off a corner at the near post and converted via a deflection off Oriol Romeu. Shane Long brought Southampton level, finishing with his toe from 6 yards after Ryan Bertrand used his pace to great effect as he moved down the left flank. Swansea regained their lead through Sigurdsson, who converted acrobatically from a Narsingh pass to cap off a Swansea counter-attack. A big win for Swansea, who are positioned just above the drop zone.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 31 - 4:53 PM

Swansea City missed its best chance yet to hand manager Bob Bradley his first win in a 1-1 draw with Everton.

The Swans put on one of their best performances of the season, or at least since their only win of the season in Week 1 against Burnley, but still could not stop its winless streak from extending to 11 Premier League matches. Swansea City went ahead in the 41st minute after Gylfi Sigurdsson drew a penalty and deftly put the spot-kick into the top corner away from a diving Maarten Stekelenburg for the 1-0 lead. But another defensive mistake proved to be Swansea's downfall once again as a misplaced clearance in the box dropped to Seamus Coleman, who stole a point with an 89-minute equalizer.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 12:27:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson's assist in the 90th minute began a dramatic late come-from-behind win over Finland in a 3-2 final.

Iceland, everyone's favorite underdog story from this summer's Euros, once again fed every neutral football fan's imagination by scoring twice late to reverse the outcome with Finland. Finland were ahead 1-2 at the half and it stayed that way until the 90th minute, when Sigurdsson sent a cross that was headed home by Alfred Finnbogason. Then, five minutes into added time, with the final whistle seconds away from being blown, Ragnar "the other" Sigurdsson completed the comeback with a goal from close range. Swansea's early season struggles have been reflected in Gylfi's fantasy appeal, as he enters Week 8 with only one goal and one assist. If Bob Bradley is able to give the club a shot in the arm, perhaps Gylfi will rise back to the fantasy beast is capable of being.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 08:11:00 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson added to his Swansea City legacy by becoming the club's all-time leading Premier League goalscorer.

The 27-year-old midfielder scored the equalizer from the penalty spot in the club's 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium, which was his 26th top-flight goal for the club to break Wilfried Bony's record. Said Sigurdsson, who signed a four-year contract earlier this summer, after the match: "It’s nice to get the record – I’ve had to wait since the end of last season to break it, so I’m happy with that. Hopefully I’ll continue to score and get a lot more for the club. It was a good point in the end, particularly when you consider we went 1-0 behind."
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson inked an new four year deal that will see the Icelandic international committed to Swansea City until the summer of 2020.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the personnel at Swansea these days, it is nice to see one of their key figures commit his future to the club. Outside of perhaps Dimitri Payet, there is no better dead ball specialist in the league and rescued many a point for the club in the second half of last season to help them stave off relegation. Ashley Williams may be the club captain but he is rumored to be courted by Everton. Heading into this season, Sigurdsson is the true face of the club and is a solid fantasy contributor.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Iceland's magical tournament came to an end against France as they coughed up four goals in the first half, but they played hard for 90 minutes in a match that ended, 5-2.

By the time this match kicked off, five teams were left in this competition and Iceland were unbeaten. A truly inspiring story simply could not contend with the host nation in tonight's match though. Gylfi Sigurdsson delivered the first shot on target in the match, but his effort in the third minute didn't have enough on it to challenge Hugo Lloris. Iceland then went on to concede four goals to France before the halftime whistle. The match was certainly decided, but all respect is deserved to Iceland, who outscored France two goals to one in the second half, giving 100% effort from start to finish. A cross by Sigurdsson assisted the first of those two goals. Not many nations are remembered for finishing a tournament with a loss in the quarterfinals but Iceland's showing in Euro 2016 will not be forgotten any time soon.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 05:04:00 PM