West Ham set to reignite move for 27-year-old playmaker in summer - report
By Dominic Toner
West Ham are set to return with a move for Swansea ace Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror claim that the Hammers are preparing to reignite a move for the 27-year-old after they saw an offer rebuffed in the January window.
It is understood that the Londoners are set to face competition from Everton for the playmaker.
The report details that West Ham are eyeing a summer move for Sigurdsson as they look to improve their squad following a disappointing season.
Sigurdsson has been the standout player for Swansea this campaign as they battle relegation from the Premier League.
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The Iceland international has made 31 appearances across all competitions, scoring nine goals and supplying 11 assists.
He has become one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League and West Ham see him as a replacement for Dimitri Payet, who left to join Marseille in January.
Slaven Bilic’s side are currently only 12th-placed in the league table and have been unable to compete for the European spots in their first season at the London Stadium.
Football Insider verdict:
West Ham certainly need to bolster their squad if they want to regularly compete in the top half of the Premier League and attacking players should be a priority. Sigurdsson has proved himself to be one of the most creative players in the top-flight during recent seasons and has the ability to play in any side in England. The Hammers should make the playmaker their priority signing as he could definitely fill the void left by Payet. He has been the star man at the Liberty Stadium recently and was never given a fair chance at Tottenham. West Ham must bring in some more technically gifted players in the summer and Sigurdsson would definitely fit straight into the starting XI.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club have identified an Italian striker as a potential target.