Four Players Who Could Replace Gylfi Sigurðsson At Swansea

Four Players Who Could Replace Gylfi Sigurðsson At Swansea
Jul 13, 2017

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Swansea City seem resigned to losing star man Gylfi Sigurðsson after the Icelander chose not to join the Swansea squad on their pre-season tour of America amidst growing speculation over his future. The Welsh club have rejected a bid in the region of £40m and are said to be holding out for £50m. Sigurðsson’s departure will be a huge miss for Swansea, however, it’s not the end of the world. Here are four ways that they could replace him.

1. Hakim Ziyech

The Moroccan international previously rejected the chance to join Swansea last Summer, instead choosing to join Ajax from FC Twente. He enjoyed an impeccable season at the Dutch side, scoring 11 goals and providing 16 assists in all competitions for the Europa League finalists. The midfielder is similar to Sigurðsson in terms of set-piece delivery but his open play creativity is impressive. He made on average 3.5 key passes per game and 1.7 dribbles per game compared to Sigurðsson’s 2 key passes per game and 0.8 dribbles per game. Swansea will hope the 24-year-old will be swayed into joining the club this season.

2. Ryad Boudebouz

The Algerian is another who has previously been linked to the Premier League, Boudebouz has been one of Ligue 1’s standout performers for Montpellier this season. With 11 goals and 9 assists, the Algerian has made himself hot property. The 27-year-old makes 3.5 key passes per game and an impressive 2.7 dribbles per game. The primary interest in him comes from Bayer Leverkusen but Swansea could be tempted to make a move for him.

3. Ángel Correa

The Argentinian is abundantly talented but – at the age of 22 – is yet to break into Atlético’s side. Despite only making 15 starts, the winger has scored 8 goals and made 8 assists. It would be ambitious and frankly, impressive signing but so was the signing of Roque Mesa. Correa has 2 years remaining on his contract and – as time progresses – looks more and more likely to be given a chance elsewhere. A player of his talent would be a great boon to a club like the Swans, and given Swansea’s Spanish style of play, he could fit right in at the club.

4. Alejandro Darío ‘Papu’ Gómez

The Argentine has been outstanding in Serie A this season, scoring 16 goals and providing 10 assists. As captain of Atalanta, Gómez is to them what Sigurðsson is to Swansea. He is a set-piece specialist, an electrifying dribbler, a pinpoint passer and a fine finisher. His speed and agility make him a nightmare to play against and a dream to play with. He was among the Argentina U20 squad that won the World Cup in 2007 alongside Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi. If Swansea could pull off this signing, Sigurðsson would be forgotten in a flash.

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