Anfield side close in on talented attacking midfielder.
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Take me with you! Sigurdsson sets sights on joining Rodgers at Liverpool after snubbing Swansea deal
Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson admits he would be interested in a move to Liverpool to be reunited with former manager Brendan Rodgers after claiming his record-breaking move to Swansea is off.
Last week the Swans agreed a £6.8million transfer – almost doubling their record fee – to sign the player from Hoffenheim permanently after his successful four-month loan spell subject to a medical.
‘I expect not to stay at Swansea because of the uncertainty going on there as it is not clear who is boss.
‘I have said that my desire to continue playing in the Premier League and Liverpool is completely considered.
‘Liverpool is a big club that has a glorious history.
‘English Premier League is the platform that I want to be and hopefully is that I continue to play in that division.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Well there’s a ‘come and get me’ plea if ever I saw one and it’s now looking increasingly likely that the talented Icelandic international could well be Brendan Rodgers’ first signing as Liverpool boss. The Northern Irish manager has already spoken on the possibility of pipping Swansea City to the 22 year old by stating;
“If he comes onto the market, I have to be interested,” (Daily Telegraph)
The former Liberty Stadium boss knows Sigurdsson well having managed the youngster during his time at Reading and having seen just what he is capable of in the English top tier it seems that Rodgers is keen to reunite with the Hoffenheim man one more time.
Gylfi Sigurdsson notched up seven goals and three assists in 18 games at Swansea City last term and he was seemingly set to complete a £6.8m permanent move to the Welsh side and a deal had been agreed with the Bundesliga side but ahead of a medical it seems that a move could now be called off and clearly the attacking midfielder is very interested in a move to Merseyside.
Rodgers could well do with a goal-scoring midfielder as the likes of Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam have thus far failed to deliver and Steven Gerrard is not as advanced an option as he once was and certainly doesn’t weigh in with the goal tally’s he used to.