As reported by The Mirror, Everton and West Ham United are locked in a battle to sign one of the Premier League’s most effective players.
Both clubs are one the look out for talent that can add significant creativity to their midfield and in Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson there’s a lot to admire.
The Mirror say Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic both rate the Icelandic midfielder and that could mean he finally leaves Swansea City this summer.
The paper reckon he’s rated at around £25m given Swansea’s desire to hold on to him, but even at that price he could well end up being one of the signings of the summer.
With nine goals and and 12 assists in 36 Premier League games this season, you’ll struggle to find a more effective attacking midfielder in Europe’s big leagues. That contribution has come in a Swansea City side that has struggled all season, making it even more remarkable.
Adding that kind of firepower to either Everton or West Ham could bring them to the next level in their desire to regularly qualify for European competition.
At 27 years of age, Sigurdsson is potentially coming into his prime as a player and whichever club he plays for next season will likely be much better off for it.