Swansea want €56m for Spurs, Everton target

Swansea want €56m for Spurs, Everton target

The Swansea midfielder has been receiving interest all summer, but his club are adamant that they will not let him leave easily.

Everton and Leicester have been given a boost in their pursuit of Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Telegraph reported that Everton had failed with an initial club-record offer of £40m ($51.9m) for Sigurdsson, although it was claimed that negotiations would continue and that a deal could be concluded this week.

Everton have been very busy in this transfer window and seem keen on adding the Iceland worldwide to their squad.

According to BBC Sport, the Toffees have made a bid of £40 million for the Iceland global midfielder, but it has been rejected as the Swans want £50m for him.

Sigurdsson was instrumental as Swansea preserved their top-flight status last season and was named the club's player of the year for the second successive season.

After an admission from the manager Paul Clement a couple of days ago that the player could be sold, but only if the team's £50m valuation was met, the player pulled out of the Swans preseason United States of America tour at the last minute.

"But ultimately, there's a business side to football as well". In the summer there was no thought of moving Jack on but it got to a point when another club (Burnley offered £8m with add-ons) came in with a really good offer. It might end up being the same with Gylfi. Let us know in the comments!

Sigurdsson has become one of the most coveted attacking midfielders in recent seasons, with his record for Swansea standing at 37 goals and 30 assists in 137 appearances - 10 and 13 of which came in 40 games last term.

He is a valuable player to his club, sure, but his fee seems a bit much in the context of the transfer market.