One can only imagine the absolute mess Swansea City would be in right now if they didn’t have Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Welsh outfit have the worst defensive record in the Premier League but the Iceland international’s ability to consistently produce moments of magic at the other end of the pitch has ensured they’re still in with a shout of avoiding relegation with three games left to go.
Regardless of whether the Swans beat the drop or not, however, it seems almost certain Sigurdsson will leave the Liberty Stadium this summer; he’s been a level above his team-mates this season and The Daily Mail claim Everton, West Ham, Southampton and Newcastle are all in the hunt for his signature.
He’s reportedly valued at £35million and as Swansea City clinched a vital draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, the 27-year-old showed why he’s worth every penny.
Indeed, Sigurdsson netted the goal that secured the Welsh outfit a massive point with a late superb free kick, highlighting how he not only has the quality but also the temperament to deliver when his team needs him most, but as our infographic shows, that was by no means his only contribution.
He actually finished the match with the most efforts at goal, the most efforts on target, the most accurate crosses and the most chances created of any player on the pitch, despite the fact United were in control for most of the 90 minutes and claimed the lion’s share of possession.
Capable of producing against big team, away from home, in a high-pressure game where his exposure to the ball is inevitably limited, Sigurdsson showed against United exactly why the likes of West Ham and Newcastle should pay up. Pure class.