What Gylfi Sigurdsson is up to seven years after his £45m transfer to Everton

What Gylfi Sigurdsson is up to seven years after his £45m transfer to Everton

Gylfi Sigurdsson was a crucial player for Everton during his first four years at the club but was sidelined in his final contract year before departing in 2022.

Seven years after his notable £45 million transfer from Swansea City to Everton, Icelandic footballer Gylfi Sigurdsson has returned to his home country. The 34-year-old former Premier League midfielder made a significant impact at Goodison Park but was left out of Everton’s squad in September 2021, leading to his exit the following summer.

After a stint without a club, Sigurdsson joined Danish team Lyngby Boldklub in June 2023, following talks with DC United, then managed by Wayne Rooney. “I hope to bring a lot of experience and quality,” Sigurdsson said upon signing a one-year deal with Lyngby. He aimed to mentor the team’s young talents.

However, injuries led to the termination of his contract in January, during which he forfeited his wages while recovering. Although he had the option to re-sign with Lyngby, a change in management prompted him to seek a new club.

In March, he signed a two-year contract with Valur, a top-tier Icelandic team, debuting on April 1 in the Super Cup.

Sigurdsson has also been working to revive his international career. After nearly three years away, he was recalled for the Euro 2024 qualifiers, scoring twice against Liechtenstein to become Iceland’s top scorer. Despite this, he is not in the squad for the upcoming friendlies against England and the Netherlands following Iceland’s play-off defeat to Ukraine.

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