Gylfi Sigurdsson snapped cheering on Icelandic niece at Womens Euros

Gylfi Sigurdsson has been pictured cheering on his niece Karolina Lea Vilhjalmsdottir at the Women's Euros.

Iceland international Sigurdsson, 32, isn't the only footballer in his family, as Vilhjalmsdottir has been starring for her nation on English soil. It wasn't to be for the 23-year-old and her team-mates, though, as they were narrowly dumped out of the competition earlier this week.

A third consecutive 1-1 draw in the group stages against France on Monday (July 18) spelled an end to their campaign. Reflecting on the tournament, Vilhjalmsdottir uploaded a series of images with her loved ones to Instagram.

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Among those supporting her in the stands during the matches was fellow midfielder Sigurdsson, who was wearing a pair of sunglasses. He was snapped giving his younger relative a kiss on the cheek.

Vilhjalmsdottir, who has played professionally for Bayern Munich since January 2021 and is under contract for another three years, wrote on social media: "Grateful for my people."

Sigurdsson is currently without a club after being released by Everton last month. He spent five seasons at Goodison Park – racking up 156 appearances and scoring 31 goals – but hasn't played since May 2021.

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Since his Merseyside exit he has been linked to Turkish outfit Galatasaray. According to AS Marca, Sigurdsson has been offered a lucrative contract worth £1.7million-per-year to move to the Super Lig.

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