Leeds United have been handed a lift of their pursuit to signal Coventry Metropolis striker Viktor Gyokeres.
What’s the newest on Viktor Gyokeres?
Gyokeres has loved the perfect season of his profession in entrance of purpose this season, leading to teammate Maxime Biamou hailing him as “unplayable” earlier within the marketing campaign. The 24-year-old has scored 18 instances in 38 Championship appearances, surpassing his tally of 17 in 45 final season. The Sweden worldwide has additionally registered eight assists for the Sky Blues, the identical as his earlier greatest again in 2017 for former aspect IF Brommapojkarna.
In consequence, the Whites have continued to be linked with a transfer for the ahead in current months following Javi Gracia‘s arrival, with these at Elland Street believing he could possibly be a key addition to the aspect. Hypothesis solely elevated when Leeds scout Alex Davies was within the stands for Preston North Finish vs Coventry final month, and it seems as if an exit could possibly be on the playing cards.
Soccer Insider reporter Pete O’Rourke shared a switch replace relating to Gyokeres within the final 48 hours, the place Leeds, and by extension probably new house owners the 49ers Enterprises, got a lift.
He mentioned that the door has opened for the Whites over a deal, with Coventry ‘resigned’ to dropping the £20m-valued Gyokeres this summer time if they will’t seal an unlikely promotion to the Premier League. O’Rourke added that Leeds and relegation rivals Everton are ‘persevering with to observe the Sweden worldwide’s state of affairs after contemplating a transfer in January’.
Would Gyokeres be an excellent signing for Leeds?
With out Rodrigo having fun with his greatest season in entrance of purpose in Yorkshire, Leeds’ numbers in entrance of purpose wouldn’t make for fairly studying. The Spaniard has scored 13 objectives in all competitions, 9 greater than any of his Elland Street teammates. Patrick Bamford is one among 5 payers with 4 objectives to his identify, nevertheless, the membership’s quantity 9 has missed giant elements of the season by harm.
Due to this fact, you possibly can see why the Whites are seemingly on the hunt for a brand new striker this summer time, the place they’ll hopefully be making ready for an additional season within the Premier League. Gyokeres has impressed in successive seasons within the second tier so seems to be able to make the step as much as the highest flight, the place he would additionally present an choice out extensive in addition to in a central function.
It could possibly be one to control, particularly following this replace, and a payment could possibly be comparatively low-cost with Gyokeres out of contract in simply over 12 months’ time.