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Without a doubt Everton added a quality player in Sigurdsson.

However, this was unavoidable.

'The EFL board and its clubs have previously expressed the opinion that closing the window in advance of the season commencing would be an improvement on the current position.

Clement hinted Swans might look overseas for better value-for-money recruits, despite earlier stating his preference would be to sign players proven in the Premier League.

That versatility makes Sigurdsson an especially useful pickup for Everton given their set of youngsters now fighting for playing time. They have always been a tough club to play against, so I'm looking forward to not playing Everton this season!' "I have been training well in recent weeks, having come back in July, but I just need a few more minutes under my belt before I play a full 90 minutes". Expect Sigurdsson to become the main supply line for whichever striker Koeman does bring in.

He said: "I am very pleased to sign him".

Koeman has gone about replacing Lukaku the right way. "We have the player here and that's really good for the team". This is backed up by his signings this summer.

If they are able to form a partnership up front, then their styles, along with the pace of youngsters Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman, might combine well enough for the pair to score more between them than Lukaku did last term.

So how does Sigurdsson factor into all of this?

The 27-year-old played a key part in Swansea's avoiding relegation last season, scoring nine goals and 13 assists."The latest is that he had his medical this morning".

Set pieces, shots from outside the box, inside the box and goals that really hurt the opposition.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp shares a similar sentiment with a number of Premier League managers; if the summer transfer window closed before the regular season began, things would be a lot easier. "Now he is a really good manager and his vision for Everton is clear". The only statistic that favours the Englishman is chances created, which depends on the player receiving the chance to put it on target. "It's hard to see how Sigurdsson fits into the side or provides anything Everton don't already have". Sigurdsson is a man who can make the left hand side his own.


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