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Gylfi Sigurdsson is edging closer to a move to a new club after leaving Everton at the end of the 21/22 campaign.
According to AS Marca in Turkey, the Iceland international has agreed a move to Galatasary after the Turkish Super Lig side offered the midfielder a lucrative contract.
Galatasary is one of the most well known teams in Turkey but their recent form has been very disappointing. They finished a dismal 13th last season. They last won the Super Lig title in 18/19 when they set a new record for the most titles won after winning their 22nd.
Sigurdsson would be the second Icelandic player in the Turkish Super Lig, joining Adana Demirspor’s Birkir Bjarnason. He would become the ninth player from Iceland to ever play in Turkey’s top flight.
The 32-year-old’s career at Everton came to an end following the conclusion of the 21/22 as his contract came to an end. His last appearance for the Toffees was in May 2021.
Sigurdsson joined Everton in a then club record £40 million deal from Swansea City back in 2017.
In total, he made 156 appearances across all competitions for the Goodison Park club, scoring 31 goals. He finished the 18/19 season as the club’s top goal scorer.
Sigurdsson often waded in with goal contributions throughout his stay on Merseyside, and was extremely dangerous over set pieces.
The Icelandic moved to England when he was a teenager after being signed into Reading’s youth academy, he came through the ranks with the Royals. After spells with Swansea, Tottenham and Everton, Sigurdsson has made over 400 appearances in English football.
Today it’s the final day of the financial year. 💰— EvertonHub (@Evertonhub) June 30, 2022
This means the following players will leave the club:
🔹- Fabian Delph
🔹- Jonjoe Kenny
🔹- Gylfi Sigurdsson
🔹- Cenk Tosun
This also means our sponsorship with Cazoo will come to an end.
Tarkowski and shirt release next. 👀 pic.twitter.com/drkTycnaEG
He has also been a key player for his national side, having made 78 appearances in total, scoring 25 goals. Sigurdsson was part of the famous Iceland side that shocked European football by dumping a sorry England side out of Euro 2016. He then made his World Cup debut in 2018.
His former side Everton will be looking for a better performance in the upcoming season after they narrowly avoided relegation under Frank Lampard last season. The pressure is on Lampard to deliver after what has been a torrid start to his Everton tenure.