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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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Gylfi Sigurdsson has been named in Iceland’s 23-man World Cup squad despite missing the last two months of the Premier League campaign due to injury.
It was initially hoped that Sigurdsson would be back for the season run-in after suffering knee ligament damage during the 2-0 win over Brighton back in March, but in the build-up to final game, former Toffees boss Sam Allardyce confirmed the playmaker was "still a way off, unfortunately." However, his absence from domestic football did not prevent manager Heimir Hallgrímsson from calling up the Everton star and Sigurdsson will have two friendly internationals against Norway and Ghana to prove his fitness. Iceland begin their World Cup campaign on June 16 against the 2014 runners-up Argentina in Moscow and they will do well to qualify for the knockout phase. They then take on Nigeria before Group D concludes against Croatia, who comfortably edged out Greece 4-1 on aggregate in a play-off. May 21 - 4:35 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce confirmed that Gylfi Sigurdsson will miss six to eight weeks, but it may be a selection blessing for the side.

The good thing is that the knee injury shouldn't hinder the £45 million signing's chances at making the Iceland World Cup squad, barring a serious setback. Said Allardyce: "We'll continue to assess Gylfi's progress on a week-to-week basis and the medical team will work very closely with him, as they would with any injured player, to get him back playing as quickly as possible." Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies, Morgan Schneiderlin and Davy Klaassen have all been hard pressed for minutes in recent months, and the winter addition of Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie's return from injury has made space on the bench even tighter amongst a deep, talented squad. Over the weekend, Allardyce opted for Davies, Bolasie and Walcott playing alongside Cenk Tosun, with Wayne Rooney and Idrissa Gueye in midfield.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 18 - 8:33 PM

Everton confirm Gylfi Sigurdsson is set to miss up-to two months due to the ligament injury he sustained during the win over Brighton.

The Icelandic international picked up a knock after 25 minutes on Saturday but managed to complete the game. However, during the post-match press conference, manager Sam Allardyce flagged Sigurdsson as an early doubt for the trip to Stoke. On Monday, the club confirmed that the 28-year-old would be meeting with a knee specialist and released a follow-up statement after his consultation: ‘It is anticipated that Gylfi Sigurdsson’s knee injury will keep him sidelined for between six and eight weeks’. The news comes as a huge relief as there were growing concerns that he could potentially miss the World Cup finals in Russia, but Sigurdsson should be available by early May at the latest. His progress will be monitored closely by the medical team on a "week-to-week basis" to ensure a return to play "as quickly as possible". Dominic Calvert-Lewin could return to the side in his absence.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 14 - 9:16 AM

Everton released a statement on Monday morning confirming Gylfi Sigurdsson will meet with a specialist to determine the extent of his knee injury.

The Icelandic playmaker completed 90 minutes on Saturday, but manager Sam Allardyce confirmed during his post-match press briefing that Sigurdsson had taken a heavy knock which would need to be checked. It now appears that the injury may be more serious than initially thought, ending his season prematurely. "It is anticipated that the 28-year-old could be sidelined for several weeks, but it will only be after consulting with the specialist, that a definitive timeframe will be known." The news will come as major blow for both club and country, although thankfully, the win over Brighton all but guarantees the Toffees top-flight status. Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrímsson on the other hand has been left sweating and hoping Sigurdsson can make a swift return as he prepares his squad for the upcoming World Cup finals in Russia.
Mar 12 - 9:24 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson finally opened his account for Everton but that was the only bright spot in an otherwise forgettable day for the Toffees, losing at Southampton, 4-1.

The first big chance of the game came for the Toffees in the 17th minute, when Kevin Mirallas jumped on a Saints mistake and slipped into the box, but the defender caught up in time to deflect a shot. That's when things quickly went downhill. The Saints would go on to score at the other end just a minute later and before the half hour mark, Leighton Baines had to limp off in pain. There was a glimmer of home when Sigurdsson found a goal out of nothing, taking a pass from Dominic Calvert-Lewin before finding the corner of net. It was all Southampton in the second half though and an injury to yet another defender, Michael Keane, only magnified problems. Everton are rife with injuries at the moment, bad timing with a busy schedule ahead.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Everton's attempt to get on the right track in the post-Ronald Koeman era never got off the ground this afternoon as two early Leicester City goals sent the Toffees to a 2-0 loss.

The afternoon began with bad news as Michael Keane sent an Instagram post from a hospital bed, revealing his absence from the game. Caretaker manager David Unsworth deployed a back four that proceeded to ship two goals in the opening half hour as Everton's defensive woes continued. The Toffee attack gave Leicester little to worry about, as rare starts for wide men Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas did not produce any results. Sigurdsson was benched for the first time this season and came on as a substitute but his Everton career continues to struggle as he has nary a goal nor an assist after the season's first ten weeks.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 02:07:00 PM

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."
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 03:41:00 AM

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
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 04:54:00 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
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 06:54:00 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
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 09:21:00 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
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 03:47:00 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.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 03:11:00 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
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 09:06:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 01:28:00 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
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 10:40:00 AM