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Brighton & Hove Albion: Viktor Gyokeres wanted by Swansea on loan

Brighton & Hove Albion: Viktor Gyokeres wanted by Swansea on loan - Brighton Transfer Rumours

Brighton striker Viktor Gyokeres is being targeted by Swansea for a potential loan move, according to The Argus.

The media outlet reported that German second tier outfit St Pauli, with whom he was on loan last season, are also interested in taking the 22-year-old back for another campaign.

Sweden international Gyokeres signed for Brighton in January 2018 and has a decent return of 14 goals in 31 appearances for the Seagulls’ under-23 side. However, he has played just five times for Albion’s first team and is still awaiting a Premier League debut.

His loan spell at St Pauli in 2019/20 was a promising one, as he recorded seven goals and four assists in 28 matches, although he did not feature in either of Brighton’s recent friendlies against Chelsea and West Brom.

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While Graham Potter has the prolific Neal Maupay to call upon in attack, along with young prospect Aaron Connolly, the Seagulls are in the market for a new striker. They have been touted for a move for Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos in recent days and also embarked on an unsuccessful pursuit for Darwin Nunez, who joined Benfica last week.

That would suggest that Gyokeres is not considered first team material at the Amex Stadium, so another loan exit seems a distinct possibility – and Swansea may well be an ideal destination for him.

It was at the Liberty Stadium that Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster flourished on loan earlier this year, scoring 11 goals in 22 Championship games for Steve Cooper’s side. The manager, who led England to Under-17 World Cup glory in 2017, seems to be well able to get a tune out of rough diamonds and may fancy his chances of doing likewise with Brighton’s Swedish centre-forward.

A move to Swansea would also enable Gyokeres to obtain valuable first-team experience in English football rather than going back to mainland Europe. Also, having finished in the play-offs last term, the Swans seem well placed to make a strong push for promotion to the Premier League this time around.

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Therefore, the Welsh city could be the perfect place for the 22-year-old to try and follow in Brewster’s footsteps by having a prosperous loan spell which could hopefully see him then challenge for a fixed spot in Potter’s first team at the Amex.

Brighton fans, would you be in favour of a loan move for Gyokeres this season? Have your say by commenting below!


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