Everton completed their 8th signing in the transfer window for a club record fee of £45m on Wednesday after manager Ronald Koeman confirmed Gylfi Sigurdsson completed his medical and put paper to a 5 year contract.
The 6’1 Icelandic midfielder was directly involved in 21 Premier League goals last season and has been hailed as one of the best players in the League by Ronald Koeman. He has had a big role to play in the last three years in all good things that Swansea were involved in.
Since the beginning of 14/15 he has been directly involved in 53 goals, rivaled only by Chrisitian Eriksen in the midfielder category.
“Hopefully I will continue to create goals and score goals for the team and contribute to the kind of success we’re seeking at the Club,” Sigurdsson told evertontv.
“This is an ambitious club and it is clear we are moving in a really good direction. The most important thing is that this team keeps winning games and climbing the table; and does that throughout the season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson also mentioned how excited he was to be working under Koeman whom he holds in a very high regard.
“For myself, I would like to score as many goals as possible and create as many goals for my teammates as I can. These are my targets. But it is always the same thing: as long as the team is winning I will be more than happy.”
“He was a great player, one of the top players of his time,” said Sigurdsson. “Now he is a really good manager and his vision for Everton is clear. He has built up a really good squad here, with strong players, both young and experienced.”
“This was a key factor for me. Ultimately, that is a dream of mine and everyone at this Club. I know the supporters and players would agree with that.”
It will be very interesting to see how Everton line up this weekend against Manchester City. We look forward to see The Toffees putting up a great fight this season after ploughing back the Lukaku Fund very efficiently in the market.