The Mirror recently ran through 5 Everton players that could leave the club in the summer window and, interestingly, among the names was Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The attacking midfielder has plenty of quality to show but, perhaps arguably, he has not shown it anywhere near as much as he should have.
Indeed, at times this season he has proven a passenger and under Carlo Ancelotti that is simply going to provide you with a one-way ticket out of the club.
Clearly, it seems as though there is potential for him to leave the club with the report claiming as such:
“He had an excellent season playing behind the strikers last term, scoring 14 goals in all competitions.
“However, that season was the outlier in the Icelandic international’s time at Goodison. Burdened by his £45 million transfer fee, Sigurdsson has not got close to living up to expectations.
“Finding him a new team appears to be in the best of interests of club and player.”
It’s an interesting claim, but you could see the Blues trying to cut their losses on him and looking to add someone that thrives under Ancelotti instead for next season.
Should he leave?
The Blues have been good under the manager since he has arrived and many are hoping for exciting signings to be made in the next transfer window.
Indeed, the hope will be that he gets backed well financially in order to get the players he wants but keeping the books balanced also needs to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
And, if that involves losing someone like Sigurdsson who has been a bit of a passenger, you can’t see many Blues fans being overly critical of such an exit.
Let’s see what transpires in the coming weeks and months as we wait for a decision on the future of the season.