Swansea City’s proprietors say they will “not be tormented” into offering midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson underneath their £50m asking cost. Swansea has allegedly dismissed £40m offers from Everton and Leicester. American proprietors Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien stated: “We won’t be tormented or constrained into a choice until the point that a club meets our valuation of the player.”
Sigurdsson, who has three years left on his agreement, did not go to the US for the Swans’ pre-season visit. Kaplan and Levien additionally cautioned any clubs to keen on Sigurdsson against trusting they have an arrangement with him. “Any such understanding would clearly be in contradiction of Premier League enactment,” they included.
The two proprietors likewise trust the player will rejoin his colleagues in their pre-season arrangements. “We have a definitive regard for Gylfi as a man and a player and we are hopeful that he will rethink his choice and join his colleagues,” said the American representatives.
Sigurdsson’s nonappearance from the trek to America was reported on Thursday. “Gylfi did not feel in the correct temper to make a trip because of the present instability over his future,” said the Swans on Twitter. Administrator Paul Clement has said the “business side to football” implied the club may need to offer him. “I’ve made it clear I need him to remain here,” he included.
“He’s one of our most important players. He demonstrated that last season with his objectives and his help, and he was instrumental in us keeping up our Premier League status.”