There were times when Gylfi Sigurdsson feared his move from Swansea City to Everton would not get over the line. The Iceland international arrived at Goodison Park this week for a club-record fee reported to be in the region of £45million. Sigurdsson's switch came following weeks of negotiations between the two clubs in one of the more protracted transfers of the window.
Everton goalkeeper may well have already produced the pass of the season with an outrageous side kick in the Toffees' 2-0 Europa League victory over Hadjuk Split on Thursday night. The 23-year-old made his way to Goodison park this summer for £25m from Sunderland after a stellar breakthrough season with the Black Cats, and he's already showing just what he's capable of after hitting a filthy 60 yard pass during Everton's Europa League qualifier. Passing ability like that is severely underrated - especially from goalkeepers. That's the kind of pass you'd expect Xabi Alonso to make from the floor, let alone on the volley. Pickford looks to be a fine acquisition from Ronald Koeman - having kept
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