Sigurdsson? Yes Please, But NOT At £50m
Gylfi Sigurdsson has clear and undoubted ability. It's also unquestionable that Everton hold a strong interest in Swansea's midfielder given the approaches made for him.
However, the general opinion from those who voted in the most recent poll is that Everton should look to bring him to Goodison Park but should NOT pay the £50m Swansea are looking for.
What did the poll ask?
Should Everton sign Sigurdsson?
How you voted
We should, but NOT at £50m 59%
No, he's not needed. Especially at £50m 22%
Yes, has the quality we'd want 19%
I'll stand by my previous views Swansea, quite rightly, are entitled to ask what they think is a fair amount for a player, especially if they're under contract - a long-term one at that.
But Everton, who I would expect to hold out for a valuation the Blues had of a player, shouldn't pay over the odds. As good as Sigurdsson is I'd think the most recent rejected bid, reportedly £40m, should be the absolute maximum the Toffees ought to be offering for the Icelandic international.
Thanks but no thanks would be my thinking now.
Swansea boss Paul Clement wants to keep him but has admitted the 'business side to football' could mean the Swans have no option but to sell and couldn't guarantee he'll remain at the Liberty Stadium this summer.
Meanwhile, a player we're still far from certain will remain an Everton player is Ross Barkley.
He missed the Tanzania tour due to 'injury' but continues to be linked with an exit from Goodison and hasn't signed the contract extension he needed too. Where do we think the England international will be when August arrives?
What is this poll asking?
Where will Barkley be in August?
How you can vote
At Everton... until the end of the summer window
I don't really care anymore