Everton manager Ronald Koeman has declared Gylfi Sigurdsson one of the best players in his position in the Premier League after the Swansea City midfielder underwent a medical on Merseyside.
Wednesday’s events brought a reported £45million club-record signing for Everton closer to reality and Koeman believes the Iceland international can help to fill the void left at Goodison Park by Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Manchester United.
Everton’s pursuit has been a lengthy one but their manager is delighted to have a key transfer target in the building.
“The latest is he had his medical yesterday morning,” Koeman told a news conference ahead of today’s Europa League clash with Hajduk Split. “What I heard was there was no problem.
“We worked a long time to get this deal in. He was one of the key players to bring in.
“We knew we would lose Lukaku for this season and then we need player who would bring in productivity to the team.
“We lost 25 goals with Lukaku and we need more players than one to get that number of goals. Gylfi is that type of player with a lot of productive
“He knows the Premier League. He had a good season with Swansea and he is, in my opinion, one of the best in the Premier League in his position.”
Manchester City are next up in the Premier League for Everton on Monday, with the trip to the Etihad Stadium representing a possible opportunity for Sigurdsson to make his debut.