After scoring 10 goals and assisting 13 more in a Swansea City side that narrowly avoided relegation last season, Gylfi Sigurdsson is one of the hottest prospects in this summer’s Premier League transfer window.
Front of the queue for the Iceland international’s services are Everton, Paddy Power’s 4/6 (1.67) favourites to lure him away from the Liberty Stadium after three years in South Wales.
Having already signed Sandro Ramirez, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen and Henry Onyekuru so far this summer, Ronald Koeman is clearly intent on rebuilding a squad that struggled to challenge for the top six last season.
With Ross Barkley looking increasingly likely to leave Goodison Park after refusing to sign a new contract, Sigurdsson could be just the man to take over playmaking responsibilities for the Toffees.
Although touted as a possible destination for Barkley, Tottenham Hotspur may also be tempted to bring back a player who spent two years at White Hart Lane prior to moving to Swansea.
Having expressed regret at the club’s decision to sell the 27-year-old not long after he took over, Mauricio Pochettino is priced at 7/2 (4.50) to offer him a second chance in North London with a move this summer.
While it seems unlikely that the Swans star will end up anywhere but those two clubs should he choose to move on, there are plenty of other English clubs that would love a player of his calibre in the squad.
With Riyad Mahrez looking to leave and money from last season’s Champions League foray in their pocket, Leicester City are on offer at 9/1 (10.00) to steal a march on Everton and Tottenham with a shock move.
Southampton will also not be short on funds should they choose to cash in on the in-demand Virgil Van Dijk, and can be backed at 12/1 (13.00) to win the race for Sigurdsson’s signature.
Finally, West Ham and Arsenal are both available at 25/1 (26.00) to lure the former Spurs man back to London, while Manchester City are a 40/1 (41.00) shot to orchestrate a move up north.