Why Gylfi Sigurdsson remains the shining light for Swansea City

Simply put, Gylfi Sigurdsson is Swansea City’s best player. He controls the tempo of their play, manages to score crucial goals and isn’t afraid to do his fair share of defending and breaking up opposing attacks. Ultimately, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has got it all and the Welsh side will flourish from his talents during his time at the Liberty Stadium.


Sigurdsson is central to Swansea’s chances of climbing the Premier League table next season and the proposed investment could see the club pursue a talented central midfielder to partner the Iceland star. Next season, the Welsh side will look to challenge for a place in the top half of the table and Sigurdsson’s form and fitness will be crucial to their chances of achieving their aims and objectives.


But he is also an integral part of the Iceland national team and Sigurdsson will attempt to lead his nation to the knockout stages of the competition in their very first appearance at the European Championship. At the time of writing, Iceland are priced at 66/1 in Coral’s Euro 2016 betting odds to win the tournament and while that appears unlikely, you never know – most people didn’t think Leicester City would win the title at the start of the season but they are on the cusp of doing just that.


As the tournament gets closer, you can keep up with all of the Euro 2016 betting odds, tips and news via Coral’s website. And while they are relatively inexperienced, there’s little doubt that Iceland stand a good chance of advancing through the group stages. Sigurdsson and co will face Austria, Hungary and Portugal throughout the opening round of fixtures and they will be quietly confident of winning at least two of those matches – which should be enough to secure progression through to the knockout stages.


If Iceland are to succeed this summer, Gylfi Sigurdsson will need to be at his best. For now, the midfield maestro will look to help Swansea end the season on a high as they look to build momentum ahead of what could be a defining season for all involved at the Liberty Stadium. And who knows, Sigurdsson could lead his nation to an impressive finish before guiding the Swans to yet another top-half finish in the Premier League.