Newcastle have been linked recently with Hoffenheim’s on loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has been playing well for Swansea since early January.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – impressive on loan at Swansea – but priced at £10M
In fact Newcastle were linked with the player when he was still at Reading, back in May of 2010, before he moved to the German club for around £6.5M
Gylfi looked a very good player for Reading since he signed for them back in the summer for their Youth Academy from Icelandic club Breiðablik.
He made his debut in August of 2008 and played 51 games for Reading with 23 goals before moving to Germany.
The news now is that Hoffenheim will let the player move in the summer but for £10M, and it could be there will be an auction between the interested clubs.
Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United and Newcastle are all credited with an interest in the Icelandic international, but we don’t think Newcastle will want to participate in an auction.
And with Liverpool involved, they could come in with a £15M offer, if their dealing in the transfer market over the last 16 months are anything to go by.
But Newcastle could still go after this lad, and pay the big bucks to get him on Tyneside, because he looks an excellent player and has 7 goals for Swansea in just 15 appearances.
And at only 22, he will only get better as he plays more games in the Premier League.
Swansea’s on-loan star has been outstanding since joining in early January from German club Hoffenheim.
The news is that Kenny Dalglish, Everton coach Jimmy Lumsden and Red Devils scout Martin Ferguson watched Sigurdsson play very well against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
Swansea want to sign the player themselves,. but they couldn’t match the other big clubs for the high fee now being asked for the player, who was born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland – try pronouncing that.
Newcastle were willing to pay our £8M for Papiss Cisee and he looks a great player, and worth much more than that now, so maybe Newcastle will still go after the 7 times capped Iceland International if they are really interested.
It also seems that Sigurdsson is a favorite with the Hoffenheim fans, but he as not getting enough playing time in the Bundesliga, which is why he was sent out on loan, and also to get fully fit following injury.
This lad will be in big demand, and he certainly seems to have class, and he’s been called the next Frank Lampard, because of his goal-scoring ability from central midfield, and Lampard has been some club player in his sparkling career.
What do you think?