By Danny Wright
Leicester have looked to move ahead of Everton in the race for Swansea’s Gyfli Sigurdsson by making an approach for the attacking midfielder, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the Foxes have enquired about the 27-year-old, who is rated at £30million by his club and is said to be looking for a new challenge.
It is understood that Leicester are looking at Sigurdsson as they face the prospect of losing Riyad Mahrez over the summer.
Ronald Koeman is aiming to snap up the Swansea star in a bid to find a goal scoring midfielder – and Sigurdsson certainly ticks that box with ten league goals this term.
However, the Mail reports that Everton and their Premier League rivals Leicester might not be able to land the former Tottenham and Hoffenheim man as he is “holding out for Arsenal or Chelsea to make a move”.
Monaco and Paris St. Germain are also said to be keeping tabs on the versatile midfielder.
Sigurdsson has been a starring feature at the Liberty Stadium for the last few years and had his hand in 23 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions this season as he helped guide the Swans away from the relegation zone.
Football Insider Verdict
It seems like Everton might have to move quickly in order to land Sigurdsson as he is a player that could really play for one of the top teams in the league. Although Leicester have had a pretty miraculous few seasons, a move to the King Power wouldn’t be much of a step up for the Icelandic midfielder and a promise of European football should really be what Everton should exploit if they wish to land their man. A potential sale of Ross Barkley will free up funds and a slot in Koeman’s first-team plans for Sigurdsson, who would be an improvement on the inconsistent England international.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are leading the race with AC Milan and Sevilla for this West Ham star.