Sigurdsson deal finally agreed
Everton have agreed a deal worth up to £45million for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson with the transfer saga finally set to end.
It is understood the Icelandic playmaker will undergo a medical later on today to finally complete his protracted transfer to Goodison Park.
The saga has dragged on for most of the summer with Swansea initially valuing the 27-year-old at £50million, but Everton are finally set to secure their number one summer target at a price slightly lower than Swansea had wanted.
Sigurdsson's importance to Swansea was underlined by the fact he scored nine league goals and had 13 assists as the club just avoided relegation from the Premier League last season.
Only two other players, Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne and Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, brought more goals and assists to their teams and Everton quickly targeted Sigurdsson as a key signing during a transfer window in which they have spent heavily.
Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has spent close to £100m so far in recruiting former favourite Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina and Sandro Ramirez.
But that figure will now significantly rise with the capture of Sigurdsson, who can fill a variety of forward positions.