Reports: Swansea, Everton agree to $58 million Sigurdsson fee

Nicholas Mendola
NBC Sports

The Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer saga is nearly over, as multiple reports say Swansea City has agreed to sell its Icelandic playmaker to Everton for $58 million.

Sigurdsson, 27, scored nine goals last season and teamed with Fernando Llorente to form a potent duo. He’s recorded seven-, 11-, and 9-goal Premier League seasons for Swans.

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It’s a huge hit to Swans’ hope of surviving another season in the Premier League should the Welsh side not invest in a replacement. That said, using a good portion of that money would arguably make Swansea superior to their pre-sale status.

The move may also finally tip the scales for Everton in accepting an offer for Ross Barkley.

Swansea saw Sigurdsson score seven goals in 18 appearances during a loan from Hoffenheim in 2012, only to see the Bundesliga outfit sell him to Spurs for just under $12 million.

Swans then purchased Sigurdsson two years later for $12 million, and have now made $46 million on midfielder.

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