In spite of the recent fine run of result, Everton are posed to face a difficult time with two of their star players, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, up and ready for a move away from Goodison Park.
Manager Ronald Koeman has been optimistic about the situation refusing to show he’s bothered saying that the club would not keep the players if they don’t put pen to paper and sign a new deal but the situation is sure to cause quite a stir among the supporters.
However if reports are anything to go by, Everton are preparing to part ways with the duo and are moving to make an offer for Swansea City attacker Gylfi Sigurdsson. Koeman has been a devotee of the Iceland international and the Dutchman has kept his interest in the player strong and now hopes to lure him down to his side.
Siggurdsson has been the thread for the Swans has been hanging on to and he’s been responsible for keeping them in form, with this, the Welsh club have set his asking price as high as £30 million.
However, putting into consideration Sigurdsson’s last time at a top club, which was unsuccessful, will he have any impact at Everton?
Sigurdsson moved to Liberty Stadium on loan from German club TSG Hoffenheim on 1 January 2012. He had an impressive start with the English club, finding the net seven times in 18 league appearances and also setting up four assists. As a result of his fine form, the Swans had an agreement with Hoffenheim to make the move permanent, but the deal fell through following then-Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers’ move to Liverpool.
Consequently, the 27-year-old moved to Tottenham Hotspur. He was the first signing for newly-appointed head coach Andre Villas Boas. However his time at the White Hart Lane was unproductive as he was only able to score 13 times in 83 appearances before returning permanently to Swansea in the Summer of 2014.
His return to Swansea has seen him develop into one of the best players in the whole of England. He has scored 35 goals and set up 23 more in 113 appearances across all competition.
His ability to play anywhere in the centre of the pitch has endeared to the club managers, he also specializes on set-pieces and possesses great long-range shooting ability. It is of no doubt that he would rise through the ranks at Everton if a deal should come through in the summer.
He cannot be faulted for his unsuccessful spell with Spurs as the club at the time was having difficulty retaining their managers and their instability played a major role in the Icelandic unproductive time at White Hart Lane but Everton is a different entity with huge prospect and his productivity would be enhanced and it would be of great advantage to them if they are able to lure him to Goodison Park.