Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres has told Swedish newspaper AftonBladet that he is desperate to play in the Premier League amid interest from Leeds United – as the £25m-rated striker continues to shine for the Sky Blues.
The 24-year-old is in stunning form. Despite playing for a side that are deemed mid-table in terms of quality at the very best, striker Gyokeres is pushing his club towards the play-offs. They still have a chance of a top-six place.
The 11-time Sweden ace has netted an impressive 19 goals in 39 games this season. But there are doubts over his future, given his current deal expires in less than 18 months. TeamTalk say Leeds are targeting the £25m striker.
The report claims Leeds – who face competition from Everton – will make a move for Gyokeres regardless of what division the club are in come next season. Gyokeres has now spoken publicly about playing in England’s top tier.
“It has gone well and felt good for myself. I have scored some goals and assists and we have won most of the games,” Gyokeres said. “It is clear that you want to play in the best leagues,” Gyokeres told AftonBladet.
“But you have to take that after the season. I focus on Coventry and try to go up with them. It is clear I am aiming higher. It is clear that it would have been fun to play there [in the Premier League], I can play in other leagues too.”
Gyokeres desperate to play in Premier League amid interest from Leeds
Right now, Leeds are not lacking in a no.9. Rodrigo scored his 13th goal of the season against Wolves. Patrick Bamford is fit again, while Georgie Rutter has joined the club for a fee of £35m. Joe Gelhardt remains out on loan.
But, Rodrigo is out of contract in June 2024 and you would imagine relegation would see some Spanish clubs show interest in the ex-Valencia and Benfica man. Bamford is not the same striker he once was, after numerous injuries.
Rutter needs time and minutes to show what he is capable of. He is still young and he will get better down the line. So, do Leeds need Gyokeres? Well, if Rodrigo goes, then yes. It simply depends on the future of the Spain star.