According to reports in The Guardian, Everton’s club-record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson could be out for the rest of the season after he suffered a knee injury in the 2-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend, and Toffees fans have been quick to react.
The Merseyside outfit bought the Iceland international, who could also be a doubt for the World Cup in Russia, in a £45m deal from Swansea City during the summer, and while he made a slow start to his Toffees career, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Goodison faithful, he has certainly made more of an impact in recent weeks and months with ive goals in his last 17 matches.
Despite completing the full 90 minutes against the Seagulls on Saturday, The Guardian says that the 28-year-old may have damaged his knee ligaments, which would keep him on the sidelines for a number of weeks.
Everton supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the big update, and while one said it “sums up our season”, another simply said they were “gutted”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I don’t know what breaks my heart more, Gylfi Sigurdsson missing the rest of the season or him missing the World Cup ☹️
— Quinn Bezenah (@qbez11) March 13, 2018
Gylfi Sigurdsson started very slowly this season—along with the rest of the team—but has quietly been pretty good for months. Creating and, crucially, working very hard. I bet the whole of Iceland is 😰 atm
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) March 13, 2018
Arise the one they call Davy pic.twitter.com/YUGEv5SYOF
— OnceABlueAlwaysABlue (@AlwaysABlue85) March 12, 2018
Sigurdsson starts playing well and justifying his transfer fee then gets a season ending injury, sums up our season really
— Matt Hand (@matthand82coyb) March 12, 2018
Gutted. Hope he's back soon and fit for the World Cup.
— ZP (@zpefc70) March 12, 2018
Gylfi Sigurdsson injury a big blow. It’s us, so it’s probably a season ender. Just hope he at least makes the World Cup for Iceland now.
— Alan Collins (@EFCCollins) March 12, 2018
Sigurdsson will be a big miss for Everton for the remainder of the season – Been one of our best players in the last few months.
— FPL Bonus Points (@BonusFPL) March 12, 2018
Gutted about Sigurdsson. Hes just starting to look like the player we paid for. I rekon hes going to have a big season for us next year if we get right squad around him.
— Sean Ready (@ready1878) March 12, 2018