Stuck out wide left, in a deeper role and even upfront (which he claims to have enjoyed despite being handed a thankless task) in his debut campaign, he was never going to show his best but Marco Silva , straight away, put that right.
He has his own highlight reel of spectacular goals, has games where he finds reserves of energy to press and harass defenders more than anyone and, technically, there isn't a team-mate better.
And now central to a younger, more vibrant, quicker and energetic Everton side under Silva, Sigurdsson has rediscovered his form.
Sigurdsson, with experience and into his peak years, is clearly very important to the development of this Blues side and the addition of Moise Kean, in particular, will have had the 29-year-old rubbing his hands together.
The video will start in 8CancelWas the expectation he would rise above the turmoil of his first season and drag the team out of trouble, despite Everton lacking a senior striker for him to play off as well as changing managers?
How the arrival of Fabian Delph will finally unlock the doors to Silva's preferred system of 4-3-3 and why Sigurdsson could be the high-profile casualty of such a switch.
- Marco Silva takes swipe at Sam Allardyce over former Everton boss's big-money signingsMirror.co.uk
- Everton's Marcel Brands goes in-depth about Iwobi, Delph & Kean signings101 Great Goals
- How Moise Kean's arrival unexpectedly affects Richarlison - and why it could be a season of compromise at EvertonLiverpool Echo
- Report: Midfielder to stay at Everton, Marco Silva says he's 'part of our squad'Vitalfootball
- Marco Silva says Everton could sell Kevin Mirallas and Oumar NiasseHITC
- Report: Everton are taking measures to get rid of Kevin MirallasHITC
- Silva hails solid Everton but wants attack to be sharperReuters
- Silva reiterates Schneiderlin isn't for sale – midfielder still has a part to playRead Everton (blog)
- Marco Silva's Pre Watford CommentsGrand Old Team