Everton have finally signed Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea for a fee believed to be around £45 million. Sigurdsson signs for the Toffees after what has been weeks of speculation, which has led to him having a disrupted pre-season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson’s price tag means Ronald Koeman’s spending this summer has surpassed £100 million. The former Spurs man scored 9 and set up 13 goals for his team mates last season for Swansea. Interestingly, 8 of those assists came from set-pieces which will be promising for the likes of Keane and Jagielka.
Here’s what Sigurdsson had to say about the move:
“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.”
Fantasy Football Potential
Sigurdsson is priced at 8.5m which initially may look pricey for a midfielder outside of the top six, but he may become a great option depending on how quick he can adapt at his new club. Hopefully for him and his owners on FPL, Sigurdsson isn’t fazed by his high price tag like others have in the past.
His ownership is reasonably high at 6.1%, which is likely to be those FPL managers who have been persuaded by the standard of his performances throughout the last 3 Premier League campaigns. In these campaigns, Sigurdson bagged a total of 27 goals and 27 assists, which has resulted in the midfielder scoring just less than 500 FPL points.
Everton next five fixtures are as follows; Manchester City (A), Chelsea (A), Tottenham (H), Manchester United (A) and Bournemouth (H). These very difficult fixtures will be a great indication of Sigurdsson’s quality.
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Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)