Swansea target Gylfi Sigurdsson would consider Liverpool switch
Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson admits he would be interested in a move to Liverpool to be reunited with Brendan Rodgers
Gylfi Sigurdsson has refused to rule out a move to Liverpool after the Iceland midfielder admitted it was unlikely he would return to Swansea City following Brendan Rodgers’ departure to Anfield.
The 22-year-old scored seven goals in 18 appearances last season after the attacking midfielder joined the Swans on a four-month loan deal from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.
It was reported Swansea had wrapped up a permanent deal for Sigurdsson, worth a reported £6.8m, but Rodgers was named as Kenny Dalglish’s successor at Anfield last week, putting the Icelander’s move in jeopardy.
“It’s just unclear at this moment where I will play,” he told Iceland’s mbl.is.
“I’d like to play on with Swansea since I was really happy there but after Brendan Rodgers left the club for Liverpool, that changed the situation.
“I expect not to stay at Swansea because of the uncertainty going on there as it is not clear who is boss.
“I have said that my desire to continue playing in the Premier League and Liverpool is completely considered.
“Liverpool is a big club that has a glorious history.
“English Premier League is the platform that I want to be and hopefully is that I continue to play in that division.”
Sigurdsson also revealed he had spoken to his former Swansea manager to wish Rodgers the best following Fenway Sports Group’s appointment of the Northern Irishman.
“I got in touch with Brendan when he was appointed Liverpool manager,” he added.
“I wished him congratulations and thanked him for a great time at Swansea.”