In Focus: Sigurdsson worth returning with increased offer from Everton

As reported by ESPN, Everton have had a significant offer for Gylfi Sigurdsson rejected by Swansea City.

What’s the story?

With Ronald Koeman attempting to build a squad capable of mixing it with the best in the English Premier League, he clearly has plenty of cash available to him this summer. Moves for the likes of Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen have already delighted supporters and it’s clear their business is not quite over yet.

ESPN reckon that the Toffees were prepared to splash £27m on Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer, even lodging a bid with the Welsh side. However the report states that the Swans have rejected that offer.

With three years left on his deal at Swansea, they’re in no rush to sell it appears. Should Everton test their resolve with another firm offer? Is he worth more than the fee already rejected?

Is he worth more money?

With nine goals and 13 assists in the English Premier League last season, Sigurdsson has been one of the stand-outs across the entire division, despite playing for a club who were mired in a relegation battle for most of the campaign.

He was a one man band at the Swans at times last season and arguably deserves to be surrounded by more talented players. At 27 years old he is entering the prime of his career and has definitely improved as a top-flight star since leaving White Hart Lane.

Koeman needs depth and quality at the club next season if he is to have his side truly compete in the top-flight and Sigurdsson adds both to attacking midfield in support of Romelu Lukaku.

Going beyond the reported £27m would be a huge amount of money for Everton but they’ve not been shy so far in the transfer market this summer and this is a player who could bring them to the next level. Is he worth it? We reckon so.