Sigurdsson should remember Tottenham spell before leaving Swansea - Clement

Sigurdsson should remember Tottenham spell before leaving Swansea - Clement

Sigurdsson should remember Tottenham spell before leaving Swansea - Clement

It's down to the club if they want to sell me.

Swansea City boss Paul Clement has pleaded with Gylfi Sigurdsson to remain at the Liberty Stadium despite interest from Everton and says the Icelandic worldwide should try and avoid getting into a similar situation he found himself in at Tottenham.

Any move for the 27-year-old would mirror Manchester United's current move to re-sign central defender Michael Keane from Burnley for £25m even though they let him go for £2m two years ago.

Sigurdsson has scored nine goals and made 13 assists during a hard top-flight campaign for Swansea - a combined tally matched only by Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. "It's just very calm and I'm not focused or concentrating on what people are writing".

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"It has been easy in the last couple of months because we've been in a very serious position in the league, so it's been easy to concentrate on that", Sigurdsson added.

Had Swansea been relegated then Everton's chances of landing Sigurdsson would have been considerably easier.

"I think Gylfi has a unique situation", Clement said when discussing Sigurdsson's future.

"I don't think a major overhaul is required".

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Well, while the quotes from the player were defiant, Everton boss Ronald Koeman will know that he can offer Sigurdsson European football and a regular spot in his side next season - similarly to West Ham and Newcastle - and it is doubtful that this is the last we will hear about the Iceland worldwide this summer.

Barkley, who is 23-years-old, has come up through the academy ranks having been with the team since an 11-year-old, however it appears his time at Goodison Park could be coming to an end. "They're top notch and Paul [Clement, Swansea's head coach] knows what he's doing", he said. He's been outstanding and he managed to change the mood, the atmosphere and the confidence of the team. Other clubs including Everton and West Ham are said to be pursuing the player.

"I've been impressed with how Ronald Koeman has handled the situation with Ross Barkley's contract", he wrote in his weekly column for the Daily Mail.

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