Liverpool, having just lost a veteran cult hero centre half in Kolo Toure, are now being linked to a potential replacement in the form of Iceland’s 30-year-old Ragnar Sigurðsson, who was most recently seen defeating England in the Round of 16 at Euro 2016.
According to the rumour mongers, though, the Reds are joining a long line of suitors, including Tottenham and Leicester City in England and Schalke and Wolfsburg in Germany. For what it’s worth, Sigurðsson is rumoured to prefer a Premier League move and would cost around £4M.
The Reykjavic native currently plies his trade with Krasnodar, who finished fourth last season in the Russian Premier League. Sigurðsson made 35 appearances for them—24 of them in the league—last year, chipping in with three goals and a pair of assists in all competitions.
Sigurðsson came up through the ranks of Fylkir in Iceland before moving to IFK Götenburg of the Swedish league and then FC København in Denmark. He moved to Krasnodar for around €4M in the summer of 2014, and the veteran defender currently has two years left on his contract.
Despite the rumours linking him with Liverpool, the reality is he seems unlikely to sign to become fourth choice centre half at Liverpool. If he really is interested in moving to the Premier League, then, of the linked clubs, Leicester would seem the most sensible destination for Sigurðsson.
Wolfsburg, who tried to sign Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel before he chose to go to Fenerbahce instead, would also seem a reasonable landing spot, and a club at which Sigurðsson might well be able to secure a starting role for at least a season or two.