Rodgers Casts Doubt Over Sigurdsson Deal

By on June 15, 2012

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Liverpool boss Brenden Rodgers has claimed he won’t hijack Swansea’s move for Gylfi Sigurdsson, despite reports claiming the player will follow him to Anfield.

The Hoffenheim midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan with the Swans and was a huge hit, scoring 7 goals in 18 games.

Despite an agreement being in place that would see him make his loan move permanent this summer, Sky Sports News reported recently that the Icelandic midfielder was set to follow Rodgers to Anfield and a move to liverpool seemed nothing more than a formality. So much so, you’d have been forgiven for heading straight over to betfair to put a bet on Sigurdsson being a Red next season.

However, speaking to the clubs official website, the new Reds boss has thrown any potential deal for Sigurdsson in to doubt after insisting he will allow his former club the chance to complete their deal before he considers any move for the player. But should the 22-year-old fail to complete his move to the Liberty Stadium, he will certainly be interested in bringing him to Anfield.

“First and foremost, Gylfi is a Hoffenheim player.

“I took him on loan for the second half of last season and he did very, very well. He scored seven goals and made a real, positive contribution.

“I wanted to sign him for Swansea but, like I’ve said to him and his representatives, that has to be his first port of call.

“If he comes into the market for whatever reason – and I’m sure there’ll be a number of clubs interested in Gylfi – then of course I would like to be in a position to put our case here at Liverpool to sign him.

“But I’ve always said, I think he’s a player Swansea have had an agreement with and they have to have every chance to try and sign him. That’s only right.

“If anything changes from that, we’ll look at it from there.”

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