Swansea’s on-loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has told Hoffenheim he wants to leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – in action for Swansea
Newcastle have been linked with the player who is currently on loan at Swansea, and the former Reading star is now attracting the attentions of Manchester United.
While Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers wants to also sign the Icelandic midfielder, there could be other clubs coming after the £10M rated midfielder, who has been compared to a young Frank Lampard.
Sigurdsson has scored seven goals and three assists in 17 appearances for Swansea, and while he was at Reading he scored 23 goals in 51 appearances, before signing for Hoffenheim in the summer of 2010.
Gylfi had this to say:
“I’ve told Hoffenheim what I want to do next season and that’s play in the Premier League.” “I am not worried about it at the moment, I am just concentrating on my next game.”
“Hopefully things can get sorted in the summer.”
Sigurdsson moved to Hoffenheim for around £7M, after Newcastle had expressed an interest in the player, and he would probably be worth £10M now, given his performance for Swansea since he moved there on loan in early January, and he looked good when he playred against Newcastle.
The 7 times capped Iceland International was at Hoffenheim while Demba Ba was there, so we ‘re sure the Newcastle officials have talked to the Senegal striker about how good this youngster is.
Sigurdsson has tried to update the press on his potential transfer status:
“There is no news – but I am not worried about it, I am just focused on my next game. But my thoughts haven’t changed; I’ve told Hoffenheim what I want to do next season and that’s play in the Premier League so hopefully things can get sorted in the summer.”
He moved to Swansea to get more games, since he wasn’t playing enough after coming back from injury, but he has now been such a hit in England it seems that Hoffenheim will be willing to sell.
But whether Newcastle can get this last to Tyneside, we don’t know, but he would be an excellent player and probably well worth the 10M.
What do you think?