Leeds United have been strongly linked with a move for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres in the last few months as we edge closer to the summer – but his assist sent Coventry to the play-off final, and he might end up staying.

Gyokeres, 24, has been absolutely on fire for Coventry. His goals, his assists have sent Coventry into the top six. On Wednesday night, it was his run and assist for Gus Hamer that saw Coventry score the only goal over the two legs.

They surprised all and knocked Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough out of the play-offs to secure a place in the final at Wembley. A massive achievement for Coventry – meaning one of Luton or Coventry will be in the Premier League.

It is a difficult one to call. Sweden international Gyokeres has been at the centre of things for Coventry, but his deal ends in June 2024. Not only will the result of the Final determine whether Coventry go up, but Gyokeres’ future, too.

Middlesbrough v Coventry City: Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg
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The player himself has said he is desperate to play in the Premier League, with Leeds targeting a £25m move, as per TeamTalk. But if Coventry win the Final, then surely Gyokeres will stay – and any chance of a move to Leeds ends.

Leeds linked with Gyokeres but he might end up staying at Coventry City

He will stay if Coventry go up. Everything hinges on the final for Gyokeres. Especially because, going so close to a League he is desperate to play in – and then missing out – might heighten his desire to leave in the coming months.

But if Coventry go up, then he is not going anywhere and the likelihood is that he will sign a new deal with the Sky Blues. Mark Robins has been insistent that he will do everything to keep him. But it will come down to the play-off.

Middlesbrough v Coventry City: Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg
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