Gylfi Sigurdsson has packed his bags in Swansea and is well and truly on his way to Everton.
Reports from the BBC confirm this morning hat the midfielder is set to be a Toffee – after both parties came to agree with the £45 million transfer fee.
It comes after a persistence by Swansea that the Icelandic playmaker was worth upwards of £50 million – only for a compromise to be reached at £45 million. The reduced fee was largely down to a desire to push the transfer through as the player clearly had his eyes set on leaving Wales.
He didn’t participate in Swansea’s squad for their opening Premier League 0-0 draw over the weekend.
This is all pending a medical which Gylfi will take tomorrow (or tonight AUS time). Everton have been splashing cash around this summer, with their cheque book recording a figure of around £150 million being spent thus far.
Meanwhile Gareth Barry has officially completed his move to West Brom on a one-year contract. He joins Lukaku in leaving Everton this summer.