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Gylfi Sigurðsson to Join Danish Football Club Lyngby

Footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson will undergo a medical examination at the Danish football club Lyngby today and subsequently sign a one-year contract with the club, B.T. reports. The head of youth development at Lyngby has suggested that “many things must fall into place” for the contract to be finalised, however, given the player’s lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Necessary to assess Gylfi’s physical condition

Yesterday, the Danish news outlet B.T. reported that Icelandic footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson had reached a verbal agreement to join the Danish football club Lyngby.

In an interview with B.T., head of youth development at the club, Nicas Kjeldsen, stated: “We have been in dialogue with Gylfi for almost 14 days, and in that process, we have found a common interest in Gylfi becoming a Lyngby player. We have a verbal agreement and a plan at the moment, but many things still need to fall into place.”

Chief among these concerns is evaluating Sigurðsson’s condition after a significant spell without competitive football or structured training. “So it will still be some time before everything is possibly in place,” Kjeldsen remarked. Kjeldsen had previously stated that Gylfi’s primary focus was rekindling his career rather than prioritizing his financial package.

Joining four compatriots at Lyngby

As noted by Vísir, Gylfi will join four Icelanders at Lyngby: head coach Freyr Alexandersson and players Sævar Atli Magnússon, Andri Lucas Guðjohnsen, and Kolbeinn Finnsson.

Gylfi has been without a club since his contract with the English Premier League club Everton expired in the summer of 2022. He has not played a football match since May 2021 after being arrested later that summer on suspicion of an offence against a minor.

He was cleared of all charges in April of this year after an investigation team collaborating with the Crown Prosecution Service concluded that the available evidence did “not reach the threshold set out on the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”

Lyngby is in 9th place in the Danish Premier League with seven points after six games. The team’s next game is against FC Nordsjælland on Sunday.

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