If the latest reports are to be believed, Premiership giants Manchester United and fellow league side Everton are preparing a summer transfer bid for German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s Icelandic attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson who is currently serving at Premiership side Swansea City on loan, which will lure away the youngster to the Old Trafford or Goodison Park respectively.
A previous Daily Mail report had stated that both the clubs were chasing the player but his parent club Hoffenheim will not let him leave until a hefty amount is paid to complete the transaction. The German club has accordingly set a price tag of $16.22 million (£10 million) for the player.
It has also been reported that the youngster is regarded among the top upcoming players of the game and both United and Everton had already sent high-profile scouts to monitor the player while Swansea was playing Bolton earlier in the season.
Apart from Everton and United, Liverpool are also interested to land the player, according to a Tribal Football report.
Sigurdsson, who arrived at Hoffenheim from Championship (second division) side Reading in 2010, has made 39 appearances for the Rhein-Neckar-Arena-based side and has managed to score 10 times. While at Swansea, he has made 15 appearances and has scored seven times.