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10 July 2017

Swansea official hints Gylfi Sigurdsson’s switch to Everton is all but complete on social media

SWANSEA’S vice chairman Leigh Dineen dropped a major hint to supporters on Twitter that Gylfi Sigurdsson’s switch to Everton is on the verge of being completed.

Dineen was responding to fans’ question last night and he reminded supporters that the club have previously coped with key players leaving the Liberty Stadium.

Gylfi Sigurdsson played a huge role in Swansea's successful fight for survival last season
Gylfi Sigurdsson appears to be on the verge of moving to Everton
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Ronald Koeman has been embarking on a spending spree
Ronald Koeman spending spree is set to continue
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He tweeted: “For the last 13 years our club has built teams that can compete or move forward.We sell and we buy. No reason to worry that this will change.”

Before retweeting a fan’s message, which read: “Look, if a player wants to go, his contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, no good blaming Leigh or the board, Gylfi wants out.”

It was previously reported Everton were preparing an improved £32million bid for the attacking midfielder.

The Toffees are already thought to have had an initial bid of £25m turned down.

The Swans are reluctant to lose the 27-year-old but it appears as though they have come to terms with losing him.

Despite landing Wayne Rooney from Man Utd, Ronald Koeman’s summer spending will continue with Romelu Lukaku on the verge of joining the Red Devils.

Leicester are seemingly willing to pay £5m more for Gylfi Sigurdsson than his other main suitors, Spurs and Everton
Gylfi Sigurdsson provided the second-highest amount of assists in the Prem last season
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Sigurdsson has already attracted bids of £25m and £30m from Everton
Gylfi Sigurdsson played a key role in helping Swansea survive last season
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It is believed Swansea’s man is swaying towards a move to Everton, rather than Leicester, who are also interested.

Sigurdsson was the second-highest assist maker in the Premier League last season, despite his side struggling to beat the drop.

He also netted nine goals for Paul Clement’s side last season and is known for his qualities from dead-ball situations.

Gylfi Sigurdsson factfile

  • Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in September 1989
  • Signed for Reading on a scholarship in 2005 before earning professional contract two years later
  • Had loan spells at Shrewsbury and Crewe
  • Joined Hoffenheim in 2010 before spending time on loan at Swansea two years later
  • Earned a £8.8m move to Tottenham under Andre Villas-Boas
  • Moved back to Swansea in 2014
  • Won Swansea’s Player of the Season for the last two years
  • Six-time Icelandic Footballer of the Year

Gylfi Sigurdsson has caught the eye of Everton boss Ronald Koeman
Gylfi Sigurdsson is also wanted by Leicester
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Sigurdsson scores great break-away goal for Swansea against Southampton
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