News has just broke that Everton have finally agreed a deal for Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Ronald Koeman's big spenders had identified the Icelandic midfielder as a top target this summer but saw a number of bids knocked back by the Swans, who were determined to get the best possible deal for their talisman.
And now, this evening, a fee of £45 million has been agreed between the two clubs, with Sigurdsson set to have a medical tomorrow ahead of his move being made official.
BREAKING: Everton have agreed a deal to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee believed to be around £45m.#EFC pic.twitter.com/E2x0RSbAkv
- Betfred (@Betfred) August 15, 2017
Swansea have indeed agreed a deal to sell Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton. Club record fee of £45m, I'm told.
- Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) August 15, 2017
Ronald Koeman is having a medical at Everton after agreeing to spend £45m on Gylfi Sigurdsson
- Pie Sports Booze :underage: (@piesportsbooze) August 15, 2017
CONFIRMED @Everton Gareth Barry out, Gylfi Sigurdsson in #EFC
- Andy May (@andymay) August 15, 2017
What do Everton fans think about Gylfi Sigurdsson's imminent £45m move? Medical expected tomorrow. #SSN
- Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) August 15, 2017
BREAKING: @Everton have finally agreed a £45m deal to sign @SwansOfficial's Gylfi Sigurdsson, @SkySportsNews understands. More to come #ssn pic.twitter.com/ceQauonvO6
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 15, 2017
Everton have (finally) agreed a deal worth up to £45m for Gylfi Sigurdsson. Medical tomorrow #efc #swans #phew
- John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 15, 2017
Sigurdsson enjoyed an excellent season at the Liberty Stadium last term, scoring nine goals and registering 13 assists in the Premier League.
The 27-year old was integral to Swansea retaining their Premier League status for another season, and his productive campaign saw only Kevin De Bruyne and Christian Eriksen, two of the league's chief creators, record more assists.
Gylfi Sigurdsson: Only De Bruyne (18) and Eriksen (15) registered more assists than Sigurdsson (13) in the Premier League this season pic.twitter.com/dxJm3yXJiL- WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 23, 2017
Moreover, he's cemented his place as one of the top set-piece specialists in the top flight - and Everton fans will be hoping he is able to carry that over to the blue half of Merseyside.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored more free-kicks (7) in the Premier League since 2011/12 than any other player.- Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 15, 2017
Deadly accuracy. :dart: pic.twitter.com/WzZLk6lvVV
Sigurdsson is poised to become Everton's eighth signing in what has been a summer of big changes at Goodison Park.
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Topics: Swansea City, Football, Everton