£40m Sigurdsson fee finally agreed

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last
The seemingly endless Gylfi Sigurdsson saga could soon be over amid reports that the midfielder will undergo a medical tomorrow.

Multiple reports have emerged this evening that a deal between Everton and Swansea City has now been struck after weeks of wrangling, clearing the way for the Icelandic player to complete a transfer to Goodison Park this week.

The Blues have pursued Sigurdsson for a year and seen successive offers starting at a reported £25m rebuffed, including what is believed to have been a £40m bid earlier this month.

The Swans looked as though they were going to dig their heels in over their £50m valuation of their star player, who has missed their last few pre-season games and the season-opener against Southampton on Saturday because of the ongoing uncertainty over his future, but a compromise package of around £40m, with a further £2.5m dependent on appearances, appears to have been concluded.

That would smash Everton's previous club record fee of £30m paid for Jordan Pickford in June — Michael Keane's final price could reach that level as well — as, backed by Farhad Moshiri, Ronald Koeman and Steve Walsh have put their top targets in place.  

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