Everton have had a £40m bid rejected for Gylfi Sigurdsson on the same day that it was confirmed that he won’t be travelling for the US Summer Tour
Everton have had a £40m bid rejected for Gylfi Sigurdsson on the same day that it was confirmed that he won’t be travelling for the US Summer Tour.
The in-demand midfielder featured in Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat at Barnet, coming on as second half captain, but the club confirmed the following day that he wasn’t travelling with the rest of the squad for the U.S Summer Tour.
They confirmed the reason why on twitter:
We can confirm that Gylfi Sigurdsson will not travel with the squad for our pre-season tour of the USA. pic.twitter.com/8qgAQewUG3
? Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) 13 July 2017
The news was inevitable really, and it has been widely suggested that Sigurdsson is keen on a move, with Everton seemingly front-runners.
The Swans however have insisted that they want their £50m valuation met, and if Everton are serious about their interest in him, then they’ll soon return with an improved offer.
An offer just short of the £50m including add-ons would likely tempt the Swans to agree.
Regardless of what the bid value will be, it’s a matter of when not if, Sigurdsson leaves for a big-money move this Summer.
Paul Clement said he hopes that Sigurdsson’s future will be decided sooner rather than later:
“He’s one of our most valuable players – he showed that last season with his goals and assists and was instrumental in in helping us keep our Premier League status – and I’ve made it very clear I’d like him to stay here.
“The fans want that, our owners would like that, but we also know that there is a business side to things. We had it with Jack Cork; there was no thought over the summer to let Jack go, but a good offer comes in and what else we might do in midfield it becomes a business decision. It might end up being the same with Gylfi.
“But I hope it would be put to bed sooner rather than later. You’d rather not be in a situation where it drags through all of July and even when the season has started. The sooner it is all resolved the better.”