Why Gylfi Sigurdsson is the perfect summer signing for Leicester City

Leicester City

Why Leicester City should invest in Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer.

Leicester City are on the verge of winning the Premier League, but even if they fall narrowly short, they will set themselves up well for sustained future success.

The Foxes would receive a huge cash boost from finishing first, second, or third from the Premier League prize money available, and also receive a slice of the biggest fund in football, Champions League money, with a spot in next year's tournament looking assured.

This will leave them with money for which to replenish and add to their squad, and build a squad capable of challenging domestically and in Europe next season.

A player they would be wise to spend some of that cash on, is Swansea City attacker Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has been in outstanding form for the Welsh side this season.

The Icelandic international has netted 10 Premier League goals in 28 starts for the Swans this season, as well as providing two assists.

With Swansea sitting in 15th place in the table, it would be easy for Leicester to convince him to join from a sporting perspective.

Sigurdsson has had a chance at a club challenging in the top half before, with Tottenham Hotspur, but it did not end well after he was made second fiddle to Christian Eriksen, and he will feel he has a point to prove.

The lure of being able to do so in the Champions League would be tempting, but the deal would be just as good for Leicester too.

At 26, Sigurdsson has plenty of years left in him, and is proven in the Premier League. This would mean he would need to time to adapt, and his hard working attitude makes him exactly the type of professional Leicester should want to acquire.

He is a matchwinner, capable of sharing the burden with Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, able to offer a real threat from set pieces, and while Swansea would not let him go cheaply, he would be a sensible investment for the Foxes if they are looking to improve.

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