Gylfi Sigurdsson is up for a new deal after shining for Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in the absence of James Rodriguez
- The Icelandic playmaker praised Carlo Ancelotti for his changes at Everton
- Gylfi Sigurdsson started 1-0 against West Ham on New Year’s Day
- Everton could have closed the gap with Liverpool to a point but remain fourth
Everton are considering a new contract for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The £ 40million signature from Swansea City seemed to stand in his way after the arrival and form of James Rodríguez, but it has played back in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Goodison.
Sigurdsson impressed in the role of playmaker while the Colombian star was injured and began the 1-0 loss to West Ham on New Years Day.
Gylfi Sigurdsson played back himself in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Goodison Park
The Icelandic playmaker started on New Years Day with Everton’s 1-0 home defeat by West Ham
The Icelandic international praised Ancelotti for his skills in dealing with men and his impact at Goodison Park.
“I really enjoyed working with the manager,” the 31-year-old playmaker told the Liverpool Echo.
“Man to man, he’s fantastic and has to deal with different situations. He’s very calm, probably because he’s seen it all before and knows exactly what to do. He’s just a great person to be here.
“He didn’t make 10 or 20 changes to the training ground during training. He just added certain things that he did in the past.
Sigurdsson impressed when he played for Colombian star James Rodriguez this season
“I think everyone agrees that he is a fantastic manager. All players feel very comfortable with him on and off the pitch. ‘
During his time at Goodison Park, Sigurdsson has scored 21 goals and made 14 assists in 115 Premier League games.
Everton missed a chance to close the gap on leaders Liverpool after suffering a 1-0 loss to West Ham. Tomas Soucek scored the only goal of the game at Goodison Park to secure victory for the Hammers.
Next up for the Toffees is an FA Cup tie in Rotherham next Saturday.