The Toffees have been very active in this summer transfer window with no less than 6 new faces brought in by Ronald Koeman to bolster the side for the upcoming Premier League season.
Names like Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford, and Wayne Rooney has been successfully brought in by Ronald Koeman and Steve Walsh and most of them (if not all) were major bargains.
Sandro was basically stolen from Malaga for a fee of £5.10m (due to his release clause) – which drove Malaga mad considering his ability and potential to be a key player for the Andalucian side.
KAS Eupen goal-machine Henry Onyekuru who was Arsenal and West Ham target was bought for £6.80m – and then loaned back to Belgium (to Anderlecht).
Premier League defensive walls Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane was snapped up for a combined fee of £50m from Sunderland and Burnley respectively.
Ajax ace Davy Klaassen commanded a fee of £22.95m, while Wayne Rooney leaves Manchester United for Everton in an exchange deal with Lukaku.
So they have done it smartly so far – but why would they ruin the good run?
Just before the summer transfer window Swansea City is reported to have slapped a £30m price tag for the Iceland international, several weeks ago rumours spread that The Swans wanted to get £40m, and according to Read Everton, now the Welsh based club would want £50m for the player! Brilliantly played by Swansea.
Money? That might not be a problem for Everton, but why would they spend that much for Gylfi Sigurdsson?
Gylfi, 27, is an amazing player, versatile, accurate, and an undoubtedly magnificent set piece taker. But for £50million, would that be the best move for both parties?
With £50m – if spent smartly Everton should be able to get more than just Gylfi Sigurdsson.
What about the other options?
Joao Moutinho for example. He actually has the same quality as Sigurdsson (only less versatile) and perhaps more experience and he has only one year left on his contract with current Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco so he would probably come off cheaper.
Dortmund’s Gonzalo Castro is another one. And if they need a younger option, I’d suggest that they take a closer look at Malaga’s Pablo Fornals, Dinamo Zagreb’s Ante Coric, or Bordeaux’s Valentin Vada.
Nevertheless, the addition of Gylfi Sigurdsson (if the transfer materialises) to the squad would put smiles on Ronald Koeman’s and every Everton fans faces. He would be an excellent addition regardless of the fee.