Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City are among a host of Premier League clubs who are interested in Iceland centre-back Ragnar Sigurdsson. The 30-year-old currently plays the Russian side Krasnodar, but has attracted interest from England and Germany on the back of his stellar performances at Euro 2016.
Iceland knocked England out of the tournament in France on Monday (27 June) and Sigurdsson has been among their better players at the Euros. His commanding displays have reportedly attracted interest from Schalke and Wolfsburg, who have already made contact with Krasnodar about a deal.
Sigurdsson would prefer a move to the Premier League, according to The Guardian. The sought-after defender would cost around €5m (£4.1m, $5.3m) and his representatives have reportedly already been sounded out by Tottenham and Leicester. Meanwhile, Liverpool and other unnamed clubs have also expressed an interest in signing Sigurdsson this summer.
Sigurdsson – who left Iceland at the age of 20 – is seen by Tottenham as a good backup for Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, their current first-choice central defensive partnership. At present, Austria international Kevin Wimmer and Eric Dier, who largely operates as a central midfielder, are the club's only alternatives for the centre-back role.
The Icelander joined Krasnodar in 2014 for around £3m and has played in the Europa League for the last two seasons. However, it is at Euro 2016 where he has really come to the fore, helping to provide a solid platform for Iceland's unlikely march into the quarter finals.