Swansea confident about signing Man Utd target

Updated: May 12, 2012

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers believes he can convince Gylfi Sigurdsson to stay at the club despite interests from Manchester United.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is on loan at Swansea City from German side Hoffenheim and has made a big impact at the club this season. So much so that his performances has attracted the attention of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rodgers would have to break the clubs transfer record of £3.5m to keep the Icelandic player at the club. Sigurdsson is a young 22 year old attacking midfield player and has been voted the player of the season for Hoffenheim last year and Reading the year before. Man United have been struggling this season at midfield having to recall Paul Scholes from retirement and being ever reliant on ageing star Ryan Giggs. Sigurdsson may be the answer to Fergies problems in this area.

Rodgers told talkSPORT; “He has been brilliant in his time here and he really enjoys it here.
“Our club is looking to get something in place with Hoffenheim.

“It will probably run over it until the end of the season but we are very hopeful we can price him here. He will be a great signing for us.”

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