Leeds United are in the race to sign Viktor Gyokeres from Coventry City, with TEAMtalk reporting that the Whites are prepared to spend £14 million on the striker this month.
It appears that Victor Orta is stepping up their search for a new goalscorer in this window. Of course, Patrick Bamford’s torrid luck has continued into this season with the Englishman yet to score since December 2021.
Rodrigo has been outstanding this term. But Leeds absolutely need more options if Bamford is going to struggle to stay fit for the foreseeable future.
Leeds prepared to spend £14 million on Gyokeres
The big news on Saturday came from Sky Germany. Their report claimed that Hoffenheim are now aware that Leeds want their young striker Georginio Rutter. Any deal for the 20-year-old could cost up to £35 million.
But he is not the only option on the radar. TEAMtalk is reporting that Leeds are monitoring Gyokeres. And they are prepared to pay £14 million for the 24-year-old.
The report claims that Coventry want £18 million for the Sweden international. And Leeds are not his only admirer. So it may be asking a lot for the Whites to agree a deal at that sort of price.
Obviously, a deal for Rutter would send out a massive statement. There is the potential for the youngster to become the club’s record signing.
But Gyokeres is the one who has been prolific this season. He is one of the highest scoring strikers in the Championship, with 12 goals this term. Meanwhile, he was ‘unbelievable‘ last year, scoring 17 times.
Rutter would be more of a long-term investment. But Gyokeres would clearly be considerably cheaper. And that would open the door for more signings in this window.
Both players clearly have huge plus points. One thing that is for certain is that Leeds need someone.