Gylfi Sigurdsson: Swansea reject £40m bid from Everton for Iceland midfielder
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Swansea City have rejected a £40m bid from Premier League rivals Everton for Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Swans want £50m for the 27-year-old, who scored nine goals last season.
Sigurdsson did not travel with the club for their summer tour of the United States, and has since been training with their under-23 side.
Monday's offer is the first Everton have made for the midfielder, while Leicester City have also made an unsuccessful bid for him this summer.
The Toffees have already signed goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, defenders Cuco Martina and Michael Keane, midfielder Davy Klaassen and forwards Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez.
Rightly or wrongly, there is now an unfathonable amount of money in football. If the Swans go down, we will lose roughly £100mill and possibly never return.
So, even at £40mill, we cannot afford to let him go.
"Swansea City are perfectly entitled to asking for whatever price they choose in the case of Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton are perfectly entitled to walk away."
Sums it up perfectly. If Barkley is worth £50m, Siggi is worth much more. He's worth £50m to Swansea, want him? Pay the price. There has been no transfer request and the club don't want to sell, hence the price
If more teams stood up to the rich clubs we'd have a more competitive league.
Rich sugar daddies aside, the money being spent is yours, how is it so few seem to understand?
2014/15 7 Goals, 10 Assists.
2015/16 11 Goals, 3 Assists.
2016/17 9 Goals, 13 Assists.
If Everton want him they should pay the £50m, if not they should leave him alone.
Swansea: "Nah mate"
Everton: "How about £40m though?!"
Get one to train alone and the other to heavily foul his team mate