Swansea City playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson has stated that he is happy at the Welsh club and the chance to move to Premier League rivals Everton this summer was not a temptation for him.
The Iceland international starred for his country at Euro 2016, raising his reputation further after a number of seasons of strong displays in club football in England.
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Sigurdsson is in his second stint with Swansea, having left the Liberty Stadium to join fellow Premier League side Tottenham in 2012.
However, with regular first-team football not always assured in North London, the 27-year-old playmaker returned to the Welsh club two years ago and has been a driving force for Francesco Guidolin’s men of late.
Sigurdsson has admitted that the chance to follow former team-mate Ashley Williams to Goodison Park was available before the transfer window closed but that he is more than happy where he is currently.
“You say you try not to pay too much attention but of course you are aware of what is going on,” he told The Liverpool Echo.
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“And your friends are asking you all the time: ‘Are you going to sign for Everton?’ But I’m really happy here. I’d been discussing a new contract with the club for quite a while.
“It got delayed because of the Americans coming in to take over. Once that was done, there was no reason why I would want to go.
“The people here are so friendly, different to London where everyone is in a rush. There’s no traffic here, well hardly any, there’s the beaches, in the summer this is just beautiful. Of course it rains a lot, but I’m not complaining.”
Sigurdsson is likely to feature for Swansea against Chelsea in the Premier League later today.