Sport Swansea smash Sampdoria as Premier League sides impress

02:20  06 august  2017
02:20  06 august  2017 Source:

It is best not to play Everton target Sigurdsson, says Clement

  It is best not to play Everton target Sigurdsson, says Clement Leaving out Gylfi Sigurdsson is the right move for Swansea City as the uncertainty over his future continues, says Paul Clement.Swansea City boss Paul Clement says it is best not to play Gylfi Sigurdsson, although there is still no update on the attacking midfielder's potential move to Everton.

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Swansea celebrate - cropped: Swansea celebrate a goal against Sampdoria. © Provided by Goal Swansea celebrate a goal against Sampdoria.

Swansea City put four past Serie A side Sampdoria to headline several successful friendly outings for Premier League teams.

Tottenham and Liverpool both outlined their potential by beating top European opposition while Bayer Leverkusen and Celta Vigo fought out a six-goal thriller in Germany.

We round up the pick of the action from Saturday's pre-season encounters.


Tammy Abraham bagged his third goal of pre-season but came off under an injury cloud in Swansea's 4-0 thrashing of Sampdoria.

The England U21 star scored the hosts' third before being withdrawn for precautionary reasons according to Swans manager Paul Clement.

Leroy Fer's header and a bizarre Ricky Alvarez own goal had earlier given Clement's side a 2-0 advantage, with Federico Fernandez adding the fourth to give Swansea a significant confidence boost ahead of the new season.

Everton agree Sigurdsson deal .
Everton have finally reached an agreement with Swansea City over the transfer of Gylfi Sigurdsson, the BBC have confirmed. Twitter: Everton have agreed a deal to sign Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee believed to be around £45m.… (@BBCSport) The Swans midfielder had been linked with a move to Goodison Park for some time now, and it looks as though the transfer is now a formality, with a medical set to be taken by Sigurdsson in the imminent future. The fee is thought to be worth a huge £45 million, which would smash Everton’s current transfer record. Sigurdsson has been a primary target for Ronald Koeman in his second summer in charge of the Toffees, and it’ll come as a relief to all parties involved that a deal has eventually been struck. No complications are likely with Sigurdsson’s medical, and he could be available for Everton ahead of their trip to Manchester City on Monday evening.

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