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Paul Clement Swansea City side have found some decent form in the last few games and are currently 16th in the points table 3 points off the drop zone. They have a decent squad that deserves to finish far above their current league position and they might end up losing a couple of players even if they manage to stay in the top flight for another season. Out of the many such stars at the club, Iceland International Gylfi Sigurdsson is one who is attracting interest from a couple of Premier League clubs.
The 27-year-old has been playing in the Premier League almost a decade now and has been at the Liberty for more than two seasons, and has made close to 100 appearances, helping them through thick and thin. With 8 goals and 11 assists in 28 league games this season, the versatile attacker has been one of the most productive players in front of goal for his side this campaign. His consistency has not gone unnoticed as West Ham United and Everton have already registered their interest in the player for a move this summer.
It is revealed that he could cost potential suitors around £30m in the summer. Though the price has raised some eyebrows recently, here is why it is nothing surprising, especially in an inflated market like the current one.
Having represented his country at every level, the 27-year-old has 48 International senior appearances and is one of the most experienced players in the current Swansea City squad. An attacking midfielder who loves to play in the number 10 role, Sigurdsson is also one of the most versatile players in the league. Astonishingly he has played in 7 different positions for his side and has been impressive in most of them.
A return of 9 goals and 11 assists for a team that was battling relegation just a month ago is a commendable effort and there is little reason for him to fail in a slightly more exciting setup. Though he is not the strongest in the air, the 27-year-old is also a threat in set pieces and is a brilliant crosser of the ball. His finishing is right up there with the best while his discipline without the ball is also impressive.
He has many attributes that make him a successful player in England and at his age, he is just entering his Prime as a footballer. It is in these couple of years that a player costs the most and Sigurdsson who is in dazzling form, at least in this inflated market, deserves every Penny of his £30m valuation.
Do you think the Swansea attacker is worth the money?