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Crystal Palace agree £8m fee for Gylfi Sigurdsson

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Crystal Palace set to confirm nothing short of a brilliant signing in the form of Icelandic attacking midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Eagles have reportedly had an offer accepted for Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to Palace fanzine Five Year Plan.

Spurs prepared to sell

The Iceland international made just 14 starts for Spurs last season, mainly in an unfamiliar role on the left side of midfield, and has been linked with a return to former club Swansea.

Should the deal go through, it would smash the club's previous transfer record, and rightfully so, he is a top player, and a different style of midfielder which Crystal Palace definitely need, one with craft and guile.

Palace on the rise

All is looking up for Palace fans, the managerial choice of Tony Pulis was outstanding for the club, who looked down and out, ready to go back in to the Championship after just one season in the top flight.

It now seems manager Pulis may be looking to change the style of play with this potential signing and possibly a new formation, which allows Sigurdsson to start the majority of games and play with some degree of creative freedom.

Second chance to shine

The 24-year-old was a sensation while at Swansea City in 2012, scoring seven goals in 18 league appearances for the Welsh side.

It is disappointing that for the majority of his time in North London was either on the bench or out of position, but Crystal Palace fans won't mind because they know what a great signing this could be for a club, which will now try and better last year's 11th place finish, which I think is a huge possibility if their transfer activity continues in this manner.

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