A Long-Awaited Return
Gylfi Sigurdsson is about to make his long-awaited return to professional football after a staggering 853 days since his last match. The 34-year-old former Tottenham midfielder last played in Everton's 5-0 loss to Manchester City in May 2021. However, Sigurdsson has now joined two-time Danish champions Lyngby Boldklub and could potentially feature in their upcoming game on Friday.
An Unfortunate Departure from Everton
After spending 13 months without a game, Sigurdsson parted ways with Everton in June 2021. But that didn't deter him, as he signed a one-year deal with Lyngby in August 2023, eager to make his mark once again.
Ahead of Schedule
Lyngby boss Freyr Alexandersson is impressed with Sigurdsson's progress and believes the Iceland star may make his debut sooner than expected. With Sigurdsson training hard and the team sitting in sixth place in the 12-team league, they are hopeful to see their star recruit in action against Vejle on Friday. Alexandersson said, "We are a little ahead of our plan. He could easily be in the game on Friday. We really hope that he can be in the squad there, but if not then at least the following week."
Injury Prevention a Priority
Alexandersson, who retired from playing 15 years ago, is focused on ensuring Sigurdsson remains injury-free. He mentioned, "It looks really good. He has trained fully with the team for the last four practices and is looking sharper and sharper. Now we are in the period when we have to make sure that he doesn't get injured because he has been driving himself to death for the past three weeks."
Ambitions to Lift Lyngby
Sigurdsson, who was previously linked with Wayne Rooney's MLS side DC United, aims to bring "experience and quality" to Lyngby. He is eager to learn from the young and talented players on the team and hopes to elevate the squad together. Sigurdsson expressed his excitement about playing in front of the fans and experiencing the renowned support that Lyngby enjoys.
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