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Everton signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea for a club record 45 million pounds ($58 million) Wednesday.The 27-year-old penned a five-year contract worth a reported 100,000 pounds a week to become Everton's record signing, topping the 31.8 million pounds they paid Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku in 2014 .Sigurdsson, who played a pivotal role in Swansea retaining their Premier League status last term after scoring nine goals and creating 13, pulled out of their preseason tour to the United States and was not included in the squad for last weekend's 0-0 draw with Southampton.Everton coach Ronald Koeman has now spent over 100 million pounds in recruiting Sigurdsson, former favorite Wayne Rooney, 'keeper Jordan Pickford (30 million pounds), midfielder Davy Klaassen (23.6 million pounds), defender Michael Keane (30 million pounds), Cuco Martina and Sandro Ramirez.
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