There’s news that if Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson is indeed a transfer target for Newcastle this summer we may face very strong competition from Everton.
The Sunday Express has reported the Toffees are willing to offer the Icelandic International £140K/week to join them this summer and it’s difficult to see if Newcastle would be willing to match that figure.
Gylfi is an excellent player and when it was reported that Newcastle were after him Newcastle fans were understandably delighted, but the Chronicle has also said they don’t think he is a target.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – talented 27 year-old playmaker
Of course the summer is coming and we’ll see all kinds of transfer talk in the papers and especially on Sundays, when stories are often made up to sell the newspapers.
It’s looking like Swansea could be relegated this season, but at the moment they are only a couple of points from safety behind 4th bottom Hull City.
But Sigurdsson has said he will be leaving the club this summer whatever happens, and that he will fight to save them from relegation and he’s doing exactly that.
So it looks like it’s an amicable thing between club and player.
Gylfi is an excellent player who could play for a much bigger and more famous club then the Swans – maybe even Newcastle United.
He did have a stint at Spurs but didn’t get enough playing time which is one reason he moved to south Wales.
One thing Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley will have to manage closely this summer is Newcastle’s wage bill.
They will likely be unwilling to pay out the big bucks in transfer fees and/or wages unless they are the right men.
We’ll see how the summer unfolds but it should be exciting.
What do you think?
Personal note – I am having some serious side effects from the chemotherapy treatment – I’ll put articles out when I am able to.
We’d all feel a lot better if the lads can win at Ipswich today.