Tottenham and Leicester move for Iceland’s Euros star

Date published: Thursday 30th June 2016 12:29

Ragnar Sigurdsson: Hot property after impressive European Championships

Ragnar Sigurdsson: Hot property after impressive European Championships

Spurs and Premier League champions Leicester City are both reportedly keen on bringing in Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurdsson.

The 30-year-old centre-back has helped Iceland reach the quarter-finals in their first major tournament, and has been linked with a move away from FC Krasnodar.

The Daily Mirror state that he has attracted interest from German powerhouses Schalke and Wolfsburg, but would prefer a move to the Premier League and is rated at £4million.

Sigurdsson caught the attention of clubs when he was named man of the match in Monday night’s 2-1 win over England.

After breaking English hearts, the former Gothenburg and Copenhagen man admitted that Hodgson’s men underestimated Iceland.

“What mattered is England thought it would be a walk in the park,” Sigurdsson said at a news conference.

“But we had faith in our ability. England started very well, with a lot of power. But they were shocked by the equaliser and then the second goal shortly after.

“They panicked a little bit. They worked hard, but it is not easy to score against Iceland. It went well. We didn’t feel they created any major chances in the second half. We could clear most of their long balls.

“We were never really stressed, apart from the final minutes before the final whistle.”

Spurs are looking to add depth by adding a fourth centre-back, with Kevin Wimmer currently the only back-up to to Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

The Foxes meanwhile are thinking along the same lines, and with a Champions League campaign to plan for, they are also looking to strengthen their options. They reportedly bid £12million for Burnley defender Michael Keane.

 

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