Swansea City Should Take The Money
If Everton comes back with an improved offer for Gylfi Sigurdsson I feel that they will be silly not to accept it. It is not often that Swansea will ever get offers of this magnitude and I feel that they would benefit greatly from taking the money and use to invest in the squad that narrowly avoided relegation last season and only made two signings in Tammy Abraham and Roque Mesa. Everton after their performance against Ruzomberok desperately missed a creative edge and I feel that somebody of Sigurdsson’s quality would be able to provide that and I feel that this would make them come back with a third and final offer in the region of £45 million as a direct replacement for Ross Barkley whose future lies away from Goodison Park.
Swansea’s squad could do with improvements after last season and with Moudou Barrow agreeing on a move to Reading and Sigurdsson potentially it does leave Swansea weak in the attacking third with Tammy Abraham, in his first season in the Premier League after impressing on loan from Bristol City last season, Fernando Llorente, who is currently out with injuring and has missed Swansea’s pre-season, Jordan Ayew and Academy prospect Oliver McBurnie as the only striking options available to them.
The sale of Sigurdsson could ensure that Swansea could replenish their striking options and have been linked with Wilfried Bony making a return to the Liberty Stadium and former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, which could help with their goal scoring issues after only scoring 45 goals last season. Whilst the defence can also do with improving after conceding 70 goals last season with only Hull conceding more with 80. This will definitely need improving in the next few weeks with no defensive signings being made as of yet and rumours linking their best defender, Alife Mawson with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
They have been linked with a move for Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal and Andy Yiadom from Barnsley which would provide much-needed competition for the defensive positions with club legend Angel Rangel showing his age at times last season and Mike Van Der Hoorn responsible for a few mistakes as well. So, any improvements in the defence would benefit the squad immensely. Interestingly the club has also been linked with a move for Jack Wilshere, who if can stay fit can be a great addition to the team for he would have the added motivation of not being required at Arsenal and want to prove them wrong as well as trying to reclaim his place in the England team.
I feel overall that Swansea would benefit more from taking the £45 million odd on offer from Everton and use that money to improve weaknesses in the squad whilst also purchasing quality starting players. Who is to say that Sigurdsson would continue to show the form that he did last season with more or less the same squad as last season that he carried for most of the time. One player can only do so much.