Sport Swansea smash Sampdoria as Premier League sides impress

02:20  06 august  2017
02:20  06 august  2017 Source:   goal.com

Gylfi Sigurdsson out of Swansea's pre-season clash

  Gylfi Sigurdsson out of Swansea's pre-season clash Gylfi Sigurdsson will miss Swansea’s pre-season meeting with Birmingham at St Andrew’s today amid speculation about a move to Everton. Sky Sports have confirmed the Icelandic international will not feature against Harry Redknapp’s side. Twitter: BREAKING: Gylfi Sigurdsson to miss @SwansOfficial pre-season match today v @BCFC at St Andrew’s due to ongoing tran… https://t.co/6FWbQ57OvB (@SkySportsNews) Everton have already failed with a bid for the player, who they have chased throughout the summer. Swansea are thought to be demanding somewhere in the region of £50 million for the player. The player returned to training during the week after missing out on the club’s pre-season training camp in America, but a decision was made between the club and the player that he would not feature today against the Championship outfit. Wales Online also report that due to the player missing out on the training camp in America, which included double sessions, Sigurdsson is still not fit enough to be considered anyway.

Swansea City put four past Serie A side Sampdoria to headline several successful friendly outings for Premier League teams. Fellow Premier League sides Stoke City and Southampton also look ready for the new campaign to commence following eye-catching victories.

Swansea City produced Saturday's finest friendly performance as several Premier League sides hit their stride. Swansea City put four past Serie A side Sampdoria to headline several successful friendly outings for Premier League teams.

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.

ABRAHAM SCORES AGAIN AS SWANSEA STUN SAMPDORIA

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The England U21 star scored the hosts' third before being withdrawn for precautionary reasons according to Swans manager Paul Clement.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.… https://t.co/iBrI9Ny6xo (@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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