Tim Sherwood gives verdict on Everton target Gylfi Sigurdsson

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood during the game

Everton have been linked with Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson in the summer transfer window.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has told talkSPORT that Gylfi Sigurdsson would be a good signing for Everton.

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea City in the summer transfer window.

According to BBC Sport, the Toffees have made a bid of £40 million for the Iceland international midfielder, but it has been rejected as the Swans want £50m for him.

Leicester City’s £40m bid for the former Tottenham star has also been turned down, according to BBC Sport, while The Daily Star credited West Ham United with interest in the 27-year-old earlier this month.

Sherwood managed Sigurdsson at North London outfit Tottenham, and the former Aston Villa boss has said that the 27-year-old midfielder would be a success at Goodison Park.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

“Everton have already made a number of signings, but there’ll be none bigger than Gylfi Sigurdsson,” Sherwood told talkSPORT.

“He affects the game every time he plays, his dead ball specialties are crucial to any team and he’s up there in the top three in the country with his deliveries.

“He’s a great player, a very good player. He’s never a moment’s problem, he’s easy to manage. I think it’s going to be really difficult for Swansea to keep hold of him. Undoubtedly it’s gone far enough that a fee will be agreed and he’ll be an Everton player.”

Sigurdsson is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and played well for Swansea during the 2016-17 campaign.

The former Spurs star scored nine goals and provided 13 assists in 38 league appearances for the Swans last season.

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