Swansea have now put a £50million price tag on Gylfi Sigurdsson, Press Association Sport understands.
The 27-year-old scored nine league goals and had 13 assists in a team which spent the entire season battling against relegation.
It was understood Swansea wanted at least £40million if they were to sell Sigurdsson, but that figure has now been revised with transfer fees spiralling this summer.
He has scored 30 goals in 112 games since the Swans signed him from Tottenham for £6.8m in July 2014.
No wonder this deal has stalled – perhaps irrevocably.
The Press Association tend to get things very right and this revelation makes lots of sense.
It comes as no surprise that Swansea want to maximise any deal for Siggy.
Quibbling over the vulgarities of money in 2017 is beyond pointless. We live in an age where Bonzo (a man who would probably fail to hold down a job at Poundland) is worth £50million.
Why on earth wouldn’t Swansea stick another £10million onto the value of Sigurdsson who has three years left on his contract?
Why on earth wouldn’t Swansea stick another £10million onto the value of Sigurdsson, who was named the club’s player of the year for the second successive campaign last season?
The boy’s also linked with Everton and and now Leicester.
I’m getting bored of repeating this so I’ll keep it brief. What we have right now is not good enough to even stand still next season.
Spurs are a horse that has been severely handicapped by this utterly stupid and wholly unnecessary Wembley debacle.
If you disagree with that and think that ‘everything will be just fine’ then you’re an imbecile – I can’t engage with you or anyone else that brings f_______ hope to an argument. Not interested. If hope is your thing, I suggest you find a priest opposed to clogging up my server with your banality.
Is Siggy somehow now the Icelandic Messi? No, but nobody ever claimed he was. But he is rather good and a would obviously be a brilliant counterpart for the unreliable Eriksen and the even less reliable Dele.
Levy has a tough few weeks ahead of him. He doesn’t really? Oh then it must be that Poch has no targets whatsoever and everyone at THFC is still too busy cooing over virtual tours and how funky the fondue sticks in the Cheese Room will be.
Any absence of improvement in this particular window will not just be insufferable, it will be embarrassing. Spurs were 7/1 last week to win the league. That’s quietly drifted out to 10/1 and unless Levy does the business, that price will balloon.