5 Jul 2016

Anfield-bound? 'Fantastic' powerhouse who dreams of Liverpool admits he may 'get a transfer' soon

Liverpool are currently linked with a summer move for FC Krasnodar centre-half Ragnar Sigurdsson, and it appears that the Icelandic international is keen on a transfer this summer.

Last week, The Guardian claimed:

* Liverpool have 'expressed an interest' in signing £5m-rated Sigurdsson, who currently plays for FC Krasnodar in Russia.

* Sigurdsson wants a move to the Prem, and his representatives have already been 'sounded out' Spurs, Leicester, and LFC.

When asked over the weekend about his future, 30-year old Sigurdsson told reporters:

“I've spoken with my agent. We'll know more after the Euros. A lot of this team will get a transfer".

The Mirror further claims:

"Sigurdsson is a lifelong Liverpool fan and that [a move to Anfield] would be his dream".

Some info about Sigurdsson, described recently by Iceland boss Lars Lagerback as 'fantastic':

* 30-year old central defender. Current contract expires: 2018. 60 apps for the Iceland national team.

* Krasnodar: 83 apps in the last 3 seasons (7 goals/assists).

* Suffered just one injury for his entire career. Never missed a game through injury.

With Matip, Lovren, and Sakho on the books, central defence doesn't appear to be a huge priority for Liverpool right now, but it arguably makes sense to bring in another experienced option to cover injuries and/or a possible ban for Sakho.

It's doubtful that Sigurdsson will be a regular starter, but perhaps the chance to achieve a life-long dream will outweigh the negatives of warming the bench for much of the season.

There's also another possibility. In 2012, Gylfi Sigurdsson rejected Liverpool to sign for Tottenham, and with Spurs also reportedly interested in Ragnar Sigurdsson, history may end up repeating itself.


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