Gylfi Sigurdsson is renowned for his ability at dead ball situations
Southampton fans have been reacting after the club was linked with a summer swoop for Gylfi Sigurdsson, and it’s fair to say that the proposed move would go down pretty well on the South Coast.
Despite his current club’s struggles, Sigurdsson has enjoyed another stellar season with eight goals and 11 assists already this league campaign.
These figures eclipse those of Southampton’s top scorers – Nathan Redmond and Charlie Austin with six goals apiece – and their most prolific creator, Dusan Tadic, who has five assists.
With statistics like those it’s not hard to see why the prospect of the 27-year-old turning out in red and white stripes is exciting the St Mary’s faithful, who have seen their side struggle to both create and take chances this campaign.
Sigurdsson was one of Iceland's heroes at Euro 2016
And fans with good memories will also remember him netting a pair of Premier League winners against Southampton; one at Swansea earlier this season and the other in the 92nd minute while he was playing for Tottenham in 2014.
Without any further ado, he’s what some Saints fans have had to say on Sigurdsson.
If we sign gylfi sigurdsson & Pontus janson I will cry with excitement #saintsfc— Ollie (@OllieHarrison94) April 19, 2017
What an unreal signing Sigurdsson would be for us.. #SaintsFC— Ashley Whiteway (@ashley_whiteway) April 19, 2017
Only way we stopped Charlie Austin always scoring against us was to sign him! So bearing in mind Gylfi Sigurdsson does the same... #saintsfc— Ben Stanfield (@BenStanners) April 19, 2017
Gylfi Sigurdsson to Southampton? Great player for Swansea he just needs a striker like Gabbiadini to get on to his crosses #SaintsFC— Joe. (@ffsVirgil) April 19, 2017