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Gylfi Sigurdsson speaks out for first time since Everton departure after joining new club

Gylfi Sigurdsson speaks out for first time since Everton departure after joining new club

Sigurdsson has joined a new club.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has given his first interview since his departure from Everton after joining a new club.

The 33-year-old midfielder has joined Danish top division side Lyngby on a one-year contract.

Sigurdsson joined Everton for £40 million from Swansea in 2017 - a club-record deal at the time.

He scored 31 goals in 156 appearances for the club, including a memorable penalty during a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield in 2021.

The Iceland international was not included in the Toffees' Premier League squad for the 2021/22 season, and was released at the end of his contract after the conclusion of that campaign.

He has not played competitively since Everton's final game of the 2020/21 season - a 5-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Now, Sigurdsson has found a new club - and gave his reaction to the move.

Ex-Everton star Gylfi Sigurdsson speaks after joining Lyngby

Speaking to Lyngby's official website after his move was confirmed, Sigurdsson commented: "I hope that I can come in and contribute with a lot of experience and quality.

"I know that there are a lot of young and talented players in the team, and I really want to learn from me so that we can lift ourselves up together.

"I have been very well received by the boys in the squad and they seem fantastic - I sense that it is a very well-balanced squad, and I am very happy to be here."

Club director Nicas Kjeldsen added: "Gylfi is a player from a tier that we cannot normally bring players from, which is why it is a testament to our club, environment and great development that we can attract a player of his quality."

Sigurdsson's new team-mates include former Stoke and Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa, ex-Brentford centre-back Andreas Bjelland, and Real Madrid academy graduate Andri Gudjohnsen, who plays for the Iceland national team.

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Topics: Premier League, Everton, Transfers