There’s news in the Sun today that Rafa Benitez wants to sign Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer and of course he was a former target of ours before he signed on at Tottenham in 2012.
He has been playing excellent football in south Wales for the last three years and only recently said that while he was enjoying helping Swansea in their relegation battle, he looked forward to joining a bigger club at some point in the future.
The 27 year-old play-maker is said to be available for around £15M and for a player of his ability, that would not be a bad price.
27 year-old Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson
He would be a terrific signing if we can get him – but some other big clubs could also be after him this summer.
Mo Diame and Ayoze Perez have both played in the number 10 position this season, but Sigurdsson is a better player than Mo and Ayoze and he would certainly improve the Newcastle side.
Sigurdsson initially played for Reading in England back in 2008 and then moved to 1899 Hoffenheim in 2010 before playing for Swansea on loan before signing on full time at Tottenham in the summer of 2012.
He stayed at Tottenham for only two years before signing on full time at Swansea in the summer of 2014.
At Swansea over the last three years he’s played 122 times with 36 goals and 28 assists – and we wonder how good Gylfi could become if he was coached by the world-class Rafa Benitez?
Rafa could also be a big draw for the Icelandic International if Newcastle are a Premier League side next season and he may well want to join the growing Rafa revolution on Tyneside.
He would be a terrific signing for us and certainly worth £15M.
What do you think?