Spurs to receive Gylfi Sigurdsson boost as Everton prepare £50m bid

Spurs to receive Gylfi Sigurdsson boost as Everton prepare £50m bid

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Tottenham Hotspur's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal as Hull City's English defender Curtis Davies (R) tries to defend during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane in London on October 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tottenham will receive 10% of the fee Everton pay for Gylfi Sigurdsson if Swansea accept an offer, according to The Times.

Everton have seen a bid of £45 million rejected by Swansea, but are expected to go back in with a £50 million offer.

That means Spurs will receive £5 million if and when the deal is completed.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Sigurdsson themselves but balked at the midfielder’s hefty price tag.

Sigurdsson joined Spurs from Hoffenheim in 2012 for around £9 million. He spent two years at White Hart Lane before joining Swansea.

Ben Davies moved the other way in what appeared to be a straight swap deal. Both players were believed to be valued at around £10 million.

Sigurdsson’s value has evidently gone through the roof since 2014. It’s crazy to think Everton are close paying £50 million for a player who fell below expectations at Tottenham.

While the Iceland international would be a decent squad addition for Spurs, I think they are right to let Everton have him.

Hopefully that £5 million goes towards a new signing.

 

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