Director of Football Kevin Thelwell is reportedly tracking Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres ahead of a potential move for Everton.
The Lowdown: Off the mark
Gyokeres is already off the mark for this season, scoring a screamer in Coventry’s opening game in the Championship, a 1-1 draw away at Sunderland.
Sky Blues manager Mark Robins hailed his ‘unbelievable‘ ability after the striker’s fine finish into the bottom corner from outside of the box, and admitted that they could struggle to keep him beyond the end of the transfer window.
The Latest: Gyokeres tracked
Taking to Twitter, The Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor has revealed that Gyokeres is ‘being tracked’ by Thelwell ahead of a possible switch to Goodison Park, adding that the Merseyside club are very much ‘interested’ in his signature:
“Everton are interested in Coventry City frontman Viktor Gyokeres, who struck 17 goals in Championship last season. Swedish international centre-forward is among names being tracked by Kevin Thelwell in his quest to land Frank Lampard a new striker.”
The Verdict: Sign
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin injured, Frank Lampard’s team are in desperate need of a striker to lead the line, and Gyokeres is an ideal candidate.
Yes, the jump from the Championship to the Premier League is a big one, but the Sweden international has shown that he is ready to make it, with 17 goals and five assists in total in the division last term (Transfermarkt).
Gyokeres is just 24 years of age as well, and so will only get better under the coaching of Lampard, meaning that he could also be a very smart investment for the future.
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