Gylfi Sigurdsson joins Everton in club-record deal

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Gylfi Sigurdsson has finally completed his move away from Swansea City, signing for Everton in a club-record £45 million move – as revealed through Telegraph Sport.

The 27-year-old put pen to paper on a five-contract with The Toffees and is their seventh signing of the busiest transfer window in the club’s history.

Gylfi Sigurdsson had a direct role in 22 Premier League goals last season – scoring 9 times and assisting 13 – helping Swansea City narrowly avoid relegation.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson had two spells with Swansea City, the first of which was a season-long loan from Hoffenheim in 2012. He soon departed for Tottenham, where he mostly played off the bench, and returned to Swansea on a permanent basis in 2014. He leaves the Welsh club with a total of 128 appearances, scoring 37 times.

Ronald Koeman believes the addition of the Iceland international, along with Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaasen, will collectively fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Manchester United.

“We lost with (Romelu) Lukaku 25 goals and we need more players than one to get that number of goals,” said Ronald Koeman.

“He (Sigurdsson) is that type of player. He knows the Premier League. He had really good seasons in Swansea and he is, in my opinion, in his position one of the best in the Premier League.”

Everton’s UEFA Europa League Playoff with Hajduk Split on Friday will come too soon for Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Ronald Koeman believes he could make his debut for the club against Manchester City on Monday.

 

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