Is This Goal-Scoring Icelandic Midfielder On Newcastle’s Radar?

Swansea’s on-loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has been impressive when we’ve watched him in recent weeks.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – impressive for Swansea

The 22 year-old attacking midfielder was brought on loan to Swansea on 1st January for the rest of the season from Hoffenheim, and since then he has appeared 15 times with 7 goals and two assists for the South Wales side.

Some of the goals this lad has scored have been very good,  and today he says he would be willing to join Swansea on a permanent deal, but his form could interest other clubs who are aware of his talents.

The youngster was born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland and is on loan from Hoffenheim, Demba Ba’s old club.

He signed for Reading back in 2008,  and played a total of 51 times for Reading with 23 goals and 10 assists, so this lad is certainly a productive player.

Gylfi joined Hoffenheom in August of 2010 on a four year contract, and for a sum that is said to have exceeded the record of £6.5M that Reading received for Kevin Doyle.

And in the last two years he has played 39 times for the German club with 10 goals and four assists, and played for Hoffenheim when Demba Ba was there, before joining Swansea on loan in January.

He joined Swansea because he was not getting enough playing time in Germany, and there’s no doubt this player has an eye for goal, but he will not come cheap, and it could take around £7M for any club to sign the player.

Recently he admitted he was considering his long term future, as he told Sky Sports:

“Of course I’m curious about my future. It’s not up to me as I’ve another two seasons left at Hoffenheim but I don’t want to sit on the bench there for any longer.”

“Hoffenheim were in contact a couple of weeks ago and I spoke briefly to the new manager, Markus Babbel. I think he’s going to give me a call later this month and speak to me again. We’ll see what happens.”

“Rodgers gave me my chance, I owe a lot to him,” “I just want to play football. I’m very happy here at the moment and hopefully things will get sorted in the summer. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

“At the moment I’m just concentrating on playing football and playing well for Swansea and trying to help them stay in the league. Once you’re over that 40-point mark then we can start looking up.”

“You’re not going to turn down Premier League football when you’re out of the side at Hoffenheim.”

He has played 7 times with one goal for Iceland, and he could be one for the future at Newcastle?

Maybe even a loan deal for next season,  to check out how he performs at Newcastle?

What do you think?

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