Everton’s persuit of Icelandic international, Gylfi Sigurdsson, has been the ongoing transfer of the window so far. It looks set to continue, so we thought we’d give reasons as to why now might be the time to look elsewhere.
There is absolutely no doubt that Sigurdsson is a great player, most definitely has the ability to succeed at Everton and will be a key factor to our up and coming campaign. But, it’s time to reevaluate the situation we’re currently in with the player, his club and our valuation of the player.
Gylfi Sigurdsson isn’t the only play maker currently on the market. He also isn’t the only playmaker that could be bought for in and around £40mil – £50mil.
Ante Ćorić – is a highly rated attacking midfielder who currently plays for Dinamo Zagreb. Ćorić has so far caught the eye of Real Madrid, Ac Milan, Juventus and Manchester United, with Juventus having their interest played down by Zagreb.
The 20-year-old is said to be keen on a move to a new club this summer and £30mil would guarantee his services without hassle.
Isco – Has been in and out of Real Madrid’s squad since arriving from Málaga in 2013. The attacking midfielder has so far made 127 appearances at Bernabéu, but with little promise of more consistent game time it looks like a move could be on the cards.
The Spanish international is said to be worth €40mil (£35.5mil) but again a deal could be wrapped up with an offer of £40mil. Isco is highly rated as a creative player who could be a key link in Premier league side.
Emil Forsberg – A key part the RB Leipzig’s Bundesliga success last season. A true attacking midfielder with a certain attention to detail when it comes to creating goals. Forsberg is being watched by a few Premier League clubs and could be a back up for Everton should the Sigurdsson deal become to much.
The Swedish international, 25, moved to Leipzig in 2015 from Swedish giants Malmo. The playmaker has played the left side of a front 3 but can sit in behind the attacking line. Forsberg’s current market value us reported at £20mil. Arsenal, Ac Milan and Lpool have all shown interest so far this window.
There are options after Sigurdsson. Offering a young, up and coming right back in Callum Connolly to broker a deal is a step to far in my opinion. By the time Sigurdsson has seen out a 4-5 year deal at Everton he will be ready to call time on his career, whereas Connolly will be hitting his peak as a defender.