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Everton complete signing of Glyfi Sigurdsson

Everton have completed the club-record signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea, for a fee believed to be around £45million.

The Icelandic midfielder signed for a fee believed to be £45 million. Credit: PA

Everton have completed the club-record signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea, for a fee believed to be around £45million.

The 27-year-old Iceland midfielder has signed a five-year contract and becomes the Toffees' eighth summer arrival.

Sigurdsson's proposed move has dragged on for much of the summer, with Swansea initially valuing their star man at £50million. Finally securing him now, at a slightly lower price, takes Everton's spending since the end of last season to over £130million.

Swansea player of the year for the past two seasons moved on loan to Swansea at the start of 2012 and joined Tottenham in a £6.8million deal six months later, before returning to south Wales in 2014.

The new signing told EvertonTV he hopes to continue his success.

Hopefully I will continue to create goals and score goals for the team and contribute to the kind of success we're seeking at the club

This is an ambitious club and it is clear we are moving in a really good direction. The most important thing is that this team keeps winning games and climbing the table - and does that throughout the season.

– Gylfi Sigurdsson speaking to EvertonTV

Sigurdsson scored nine goals and provided 13 assists in the league last term.