Gylfi Sigurdsson has revealed that there was interest from Everton in the summer – but says he is “very happy” at Swansea.
The 27-year-old is one of a long list of players that Ronald Koeman and the Toffees’ hierarchy missed out on in the summer, with players such as Moussa Sissoko, Lamine Kone and Nikola Kalinic staying put rather than moving to Merseyside.
Sigurdsson, who scored 11 goals last season in the Premier League for the Swans, admits he knew about the interest from Everton over the summer.
“You say you try not to pay too much attention but of course you are aware of what is going on.
“And your friends are asking you all the time: ‘Are you going to sign for Everton?’ But I’m really happy here. I’d been discussing a new contract with the club for quite a while. It got delayed because of the Americans coming in to take over. Once that was done, there was no reason why I would want to go.
“The people here are so friendly, different to London where everyone is in a rush. There’s no traffic here, well hardly any, there’s the beaches, in the summer this is just beautiful. Of course it rains a lot, but I’m not complaining.”