Despite being the direct object of the ire of many an Everton fan pretty much since the day he signed for the Blues, it appears Gylfi Sigurðsson is in line for a new contract that will keep him well past the 2022 date when his current deal expires. 

If the Daily Mail is to be believed, the club is looking to extend the 31-year-old's current deal which expires at the end of next season after he has impressed in a couple of games recently during Everton's four-game winning streak. 

The record signing at £40m from Swansea City in the summer of 2017 has often flattered to deceive, but has mostly been flat-out too slow for the game since his arrival at the Blues, almost as if that giant transfer fee has been a giant millstone around his neck weighing him down since he became a Toffee. 

One of the #10s signed during that free-spending summer of the Ronald Koeman era, Sigurdsson had made 131 appearances in all competitions for the Blues since then, scoring 26 times and picking up 19 assists.