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Hammers ready to fight Everton for top target

Sigurdsson - a Hammers target

Sigurdsson – a Hammers target

The Hammers are ready for a tug of war with Everton for the signature of £25 million-rated Gyfli Sigurdsson.

The Irons have tracked the Swansea midfielder for a long time and will move heaven and earth to get him this summer.

Much depends on whether the Swans are relegated as manager Paul Clement will fight to keep the player – contracted to the club until 2020 – should they remain n the Premier League.

They are currently one place above the drop zone and today visit Sunderland with a last day game against West Brom.

Rumour raterTheir chief relegation rivals today meet Palace at Selhurst and finish the campaign with a visit from Tottenham.

Sigurdsson has been in outstanding form during the current campaign with nine Premier League goals and 12 assists in 36 games, despite Swansea’s struggles and Clement said last month that in his opinion Sigurdsson was one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

He said: “When teams are lower down in the table, the individual players don’t always get that recognition they deserve, but he is a player that’s done really, really well.”

 

 

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5 comments on “Hammers ready to fight Everton for top target

  1. Is he much of an improvement on Snodgrass? Just asking the question because I have only seen him a few times & he has not stood out.

    I think Swansea will stay up anyway…

  2. This might help:

    Sigurdsson – runs, dribbles, passes, shoots, crosses, tackles, scores goals, thinks, and is great at free kicks.

    Snodgrass – runs

  3. swansea will stay up so move on.

  4. Sigurdsson is a class player whereas Snodgrass…..

  5. Who is the bet player/or potential.
    Sigurdsson or Ross Barkley?
    From free kicks probably Sigurdsson.
    But from open play probably Barkley.
    With Sigurdsson at 27 nearly 28, he would not be worth a lot after a contract of say 4 years.
    Barkley however is only 23. In 4 years time will only be the same age has Sigurdsson is now. I would probably go for Ross Barkley.

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