Darren Bent has told TalkSPORT that Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres will be in the Premier League next season, even if Coventry fail to reach the play-offs and gain promotion – amid reports Leeds United want to sign the Swede.

Gyokeres, 24, is shining for Coventry this season. Initially joining the club on loan from Brighton in January 2021, he has since gone on to score 40 goals in 103 games. This season, he has added creativity to his game, with six assists.

Indeed, the 11-time Sweden star has had a hand in 25 goals – scoring 19 himself. Little surprise that with his contract due to expire in the summer of 2024 – clubs are circling. TeamTalk say Leeds want him, even if the club is relegated.

Gyokeres is rated at a whopping £25million, but come the summer when he enters the final year of his contract, it is likely that fee could be negotiated. Bent gave his verdict on Gyokeres, applauding the Swede for his ability to score.

“I like Viktor Gyokeres. He’s class. He’s already matched last season’s total of 17 goals. Good assists, six this season. Can score all types of goals. He is a player that Coventry don’t go up, he’ll be in the Premier League next season,” Bent said.

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Bent: Gyokeres will be in Premier League next season amid Leeds reports

Will Leeds be in the market for a new striker? As things stand, we look well-stocked in that area. Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo are fit, while Georgie Rutter has been signed. Joe Gelhardt is out on loan, while Mateo Joseph is an option.

So, Leeds have two experienced strikers, a club-record signing in Rutter and two youngsters with plenty of potential. The only way Leeds look to sign Gyokeres, is if the club decide to sell in the summer. Bamford and Rodrigo, perhaps.

Bamford has not lived up to expectation due to injury of late. Rodrigo, like Gyokeres, is set to enter the final year of his deal. If Leeds go down, both could leave. Joseph could go on loan, as could Gelhardt again. Leeds may need Gyokeres.

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