Gylfi Sigurdsson: Swansea midfielder 'not trying to leave'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (centre) celebrates one of his nine goals for Swansea City this season
Gylfi Sigurdsson has been Swansea's player of the year for the past two seasons

Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson says he is "not trying to leave" the Premier League club.

Everton and West Ham are among the teams to have been linked with the 27-year-old, who was named players' and supporters' player of the year for a second straight season on Wednesday.

However, the Iceland international said: "I signed a new contract in the summer and I've got three years left.

"It's down to the club if they want to sell me."

Sigurdsson has scored nine goals and made 13 assists during a difficult top-flight campaign for Swansea - a combined tally matched only by Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Swans have spent the season deep in relegation trouble, before eventually securing survival with one game to spare.

"I'm not trying to leave or want to leave," said Sigurdsson, who is in his second spell at the Liberty Stadium after re-signing from Tottenham in July 2014.

"I'm very happy here.

"It has been easy in the last couple of months because we've been in a very serious position in the league, so it's been easy to concentrate on that," Sigurdsson added.

"I think it'll continue to be like that because whatever happens, happens.

"I'm not desperate to go or anything. It's not like I want to go. It's just very calm and I'm not focused or concentrating on what people are writing."

Sigurdsson played a prominent role in Iceland's run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals and, with his form attracting interest from other sides, Swansea sought to secure his future by making him the club's best paid player with a new four-year contract last summer.

After this season's flirtation with relegation, Sigurdsson believes the Swans will improve next season.

"You only have to look at the coaching staff who came in. They're top notch and Paul [Clement, Swansea's head coach] knows what he's doing," he said.

"You could see that from the first day. He's been outstanding and he managed to change the mood, the atmosphere and the confidence of the team.

"For as long as he's here, the club is in really good hands."

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