English Premiership

Taylor: Swans must keep star players

2016-06-01 09:33
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Neil Taylor has urged Swansea to do all they can to keep hold of key players amid reports that Gylfi Sigurdsson is being tracked by Leicester.

Sigurdsson's form in the latter half of the campaign was one of the main reasons for the Swans' remarkable surge out the relegation zone under new manager Francesco Guidolin.

The Iceland international, who will be critical to his country's Euro 2016 campaign, scored 11 league goals from midfield this past season, only one behind the club's top scorer, Andre Ayew.

Taylor, who was a mainstay in the starting line-up at left-black, feels that both Sigurdsson and Ayew are crucial to the Welsh club.

"We are desperate for him [Sigurdsson] to stay," Taylor told reporters. "We are desperate for all our best players to stay and add to that, that's what we want to do.

"We don't want to be a selling club. The Premier League means you don't have to any more with the money that has come in.

"But once you do well you are going to get linked with the top teams and Leicester happened to win it, so that's just the way it goes.

"Hopefully we can hang onto him and a few other players - Andre Ayew is another one, there are a few."

It is believed that the Premier League champions are lining up a £15m offer for Sigurdsson, who has two years left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium.

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