Gylfi Sigurdsson’s Everton career is under threat with director of football Marcel Brands preparing for a busy summer transfer window ahead of Carlo Ancelotti’s first full season in charge. Sigurdsson is one of a number of high earners who Everton might move on.
The Athletic report that Sigurdsson still believes he has the ability to make an impact at Goodison Park and is determined to get his Everton career back on track.
The Icelandic midfielder has two years left on his current deal and finding a club willing to pay his £100,000-a-week wages may be problematic.
It is understood that despite seeing his short term future on Merseyside, Sigurdsson would be willing to move to Major League Soccer before the end of his career.
Brands has been tasked with reducing Everton’s wage budget by axing out of favour big earners, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Yannick Bolasie set for the chop.
Sigurdsson has disappointed Everton fans with his lacklustre performances and the 30-year-old has failed to live up to the £40million fee that the Toffees paid Swansea for his services in 2017.
Sigurdsson has just one goal and two assists to show from his 24 Premier League appearances this season.
The director of football reportedly wants to build a 23-man squad for next season with two players competing for each position.
If Ancelotti persists with his current 4-4-2 formation then there could be just four central-midfielders places in the squad.
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Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin would be unlikely to leave and Ancelotti is keen to bring in a midfield recruit of his own too.
If Brands gets his way then that would leave just one place available for one of Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Fabian Delph or Tom Davies.
In addition to a central midfielder, Everton are also interested in signing a striker during the summer window with Celtic star Odsonne Edouard top of their list.
The Frenchman has scored 25 goals this season to help Celtic build a 12-point lead at the top of the SPL.
Any deal may depend on whether Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs a new deal at Goodison park.
Calvert-Lewin has attracted interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United after netting a career-best 12 Premier League goals this campaign.
The 22-year-old has thrived under Ancelotti and will reportedly be offered a new contract to stave of interest from elsewhere.
Despite having three years left on his current deal, Everton are willing to offer Calvert-Lewin £100,000 a week to stay at the club.
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