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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Confirms Identity of First Summer Signing Target

New Anfield manager plans move for talented goal-scoring midfielder.

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Sigurdsson was heading to the Liberty Stadium prior to Rodgers’ appointment at Anfield, but the change in circumstances appears to have scuppered the deal.

A £6.8 million fee was agreed between Swansea and Hoffenheim while Rodgers was still in charge, and personal terms were also negotiated with the 22 year-old.

But now the Northern Irishman has moved to Merseyside, Sigurdsson is destined to follow.
While Rodgers fully respects Swansea’s wish to conclude a deal, he says he feels compelled to pursue a player whose career has flourished under his charge.

“If he comes onto the market, I have to be interested,” explained Rodgers.

SOURCE: Daily Telegraph

There will no doubt be Swansea City fans who will fear that a player or two would follow Brendan Rodgers to Anfield but Liberty Stadium chairman Huw Jenkins will probably make sure such an occurrence does not come to fruition, however the Welsh side would be powerless to prevent a move to pick up Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer.

The 22 year old Icelandic international spent a successful spell on loan at Swansea City last term, netting seven goals in 18 Premier League appearances, and it seemed likely he would make a £6.8m permanent move from Hoffenheim but though the two clubs have agreed a deal the move has not been finalised which leaves the door open for a move to Merseyside.

The goal-scoring attacking midfielder could well be a very useful, and cost effective addition that could well help to bring more creativity to a side that struggled to break down stubborn sides, especially at home.

Both Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson, when employed in a central and now wide right role, failed to offer much in the way of a goal-scoring threat and Steven Gerrard is far from the player he once was so a move for the former Reading man would be a very sensible one.

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