Former Everton striker Tony Cottee says buying Gylfi Sigurdsson was a mistake

Gylfi Sigurdsson


Former Everton striker and current Sky Sports man Tony Cottee talks about the club’s decision to buy midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson during the summer transfer window and that their decision was a mistake.

The Toffees paid £45 million to Swansea City for the transfer of the striker, but so far, Sigurdsson has only scored one goal in 10 appearances for this season.

Cottee says that the Toffees made a mistake of bringing him to the club and that they pay too much for him.

Tony Cottee


“I’m not surprised they are struggling to a degree if you look at their transfer policy,” Cottee says.

“Gylfi Sigurdsson is a very good player but he wasn’t what they needed and £45million was a lot to pay for him.

“They have ended up with lots of number tens. They have got Barkley to come back, they have got Rooney, they have got Sigurdsson, and they are not scoring goals.

“It is no surprise that they haven’t got a goalscorer that Everton are in trouble.”

Everton are in 16th place in the Premier League with eight points from eight points, which makes Ronald Koeman’s job in danger as the squad is just two points adrift of the relegation zone.

“There is a lot of discontent up on Merseyside; I do fear for Ronald Koeman,” Cottee continued.

“They have got Arsenal at the weekend and they are going to be in trouble if they don’t start picking up results soon.”

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