‘Hungry’ Sigurdsson seals Everton switch

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson says he hopes to score many goals for Everton after completing his switch from Swansea on Wednesday.

The 27-year midfielder has signed a £45m five-year deal with the Swans, after passing his medical at the club.

The Iceland international is Ronald Koeman’s eighth new signing, and may well prove to be an astute addition after being one of the Premier League’s top performers over the past few seasons, according to his new manager.

Sigurdsson told the club’s website, he hopes to help the Toffees win as many games as possible.

He said: “Hopefully I will continue to create goals and score goals for the team and contribute to the kind of success we’re seeking at the Club.

“This is an ambitious club and it is clear we are moving in a really good direction. The most important thing is that this team keeps winning games and climbing the table – and does that throughout the season.”

Sigurdsson added his admiration for his new manager when he said: “He was a great player, one of the top players of his time.

“Now he is a really good manager and his vision for Everton is clear. He has built up a really good squad here, with strong players, both young and experienced.”

And Koeman explained why he rated the player so highly, saying: “In my opinion, in his position he is one of the best in the Premier League. We have the player here and that’s really good for the team.”