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Coventry close to securing Premier League striker in permanent transfer swoop

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Coventry City are set to bolster their strike-force as they are in advanced talks with Brighton & Hove Albion for Viktor Gyokeres, per Football Insider.

The Sky Blues have already added Derby County forward Martyn Waghorn to their front-line on a two-year contract and now they are seeking to bolster it even further by bringing back the 23-year-old Swede to the Midlands.

After a goalless spell at Swansea City in the first half of the 2020-21 campaign, Gyokeres swapped South Wales for St. Andrews by joining up with Coventry, featuring 19 times under Mark Robins and scoring three goals.

And Robins clearly saw enough to offer Gyokeres a chance at ending his nightmare spell on the south coast, having not made a league appearance for the Seagulls since joining them in 2018.

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Football Insider believe that Coventry are locked in talks for the Sweden international but it shouldn’t be hard to agree a move, with Brighton reportedly giving Gyokeres the green light to depart.

The Verdict

This could prove to be a really shrewd deal for Coventry, even though Gyokeres wasn’t exactly prolific last season in his loan spell.

The reason for that could have been that Gyokeres featured mainly off the bench, however Mark Robins cited his attitude as being exemplary so it’s no surprise to see that he’s pursuing a permanent deal.

At 23 years of age and being a full Sweden international, Gyokeres still has time to develop and even though he will be competing with the likes of Waghorn, Tyler Walker and Matty Godden, he has the potential to be worth millions of pounds if he finds that goalscoring touch.


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