Date:Tuesday March 20 2012
Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen says keeping loanee Gylfi Sigurdsson is one of the club's priorities this Summer.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has also expressed his desire to try and keep the attacking midfielder permanently at the Liberty Stadium.
The Icelandic has made a massive impact since joining from German side Hoffenheim, and you wonder how he wasn't getting a first team place with his club to have to go out on loan this year.
Sigurdsson scored another brace last Saturday at Fulham to confirm once again just why the Swans should make a serious bid to make the loan move a permanent one.
Allen, the other goalscorer in the 3-0 win at Fulham, said:
'Gylfi has slotted in better than anyone I've ever seen,'
'Of the young players out there I don't think I've seen too many better than him.
'On Saturday he scored another two goals and, considering that's from a midfield position, that shows how good a player he really is.
'A goal-scoring midfielder, as everyone knows — especially at this level — is like gold dust. It's a shame that he isn't our player.'
Allen also thinks that Sigurdsson would be interested in staying in South Wales:
'No doubt we will do everything we can to sign him and I think, if you ask him, he'd probably agree that he'd like to stay,'
'He's with us until the end of the season and then we've got to take things from there.
'Keeping him is definitely one of the priorities.
'He scored a header on Saturday to prove that he really has got everything — he's gifted.
'As a team we're gifted, but he really has quality.
'As well as that and as well as his goals, he proved that he's prepared to work for the team.
'He's been a really great signing for us.'
Joe Allen, Leon Britton and Gylfi Sigurdsson are quickly proving to be a superb midfield three, with pass success rates up there with the best in European football, and goals that gets the team results.
'The three of us are gelling brilliantly,'
'I've played alongside Britts for a while and I think he is the dream to play with. I feel strongly about it.
'Everyone in the dressing room would probably agree that this is where he should have been playing for all of his career.
'It's a shame he's had to wait, but he's got plenty of time. From a Swansea point of view, and a selfish point of view, we're so grateful to have had him for all these years.'
Date:Tuesday March 20 2012
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