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Everton: Viktor Gyokeres ‘on the radar’ ahead of January

Everton: Viktor Gyokeres ‘on the radar’ ahead of January -Everton News

Transfer expert Dean Jones has shared that Everton have Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres ‘on the radar’ ahead of the January transfer window.

The Lowdown: Summer interest

It was reported in the summer that the Goodison Park outfit were interested in a move for Gyokeres, and Kevin Thelwell was tracking his progress at Coventry as Frank Lampard searched for a new striker.

However, a deal never materialised, and they ended up signing Neal Maupay from Brighton and Hove Albion instead.

The Frenchman has not been as prolific as they would have hoped, with just one goal in 11 games in total over all competitions, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin has continued to struggle with injury problems.

Thus, given their precarious position in the Premier League table, another striker may ben needed in January in order to help them steer clear of the relegation zone.

The Latest: Gyokeres ‘on the radar’

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones has shared that Gyokeres is still ‘on the radar’ of the Merseyside club, and could be a deal to ‘look out’ for in January:

“There are a few others, though, even of the same sort of level that Everton are looking at as unfulfilled potential.

“I know that the lad at Coventry, Gyokeres, is somebody that they’ve got on the radar too. So, there’s something to look out for there.”

The Verdict: Worth a shot

Given the Toffees’ lack of potency up top, which has seen them score just 11 goals in 15 matches in the top flight, signing Gyokeres in January could be worth a shot.

Lauded as having ‘unbelievable‘ ability by Coventry manager Mark Robins, the six-foot-two Swede has nine goals in the Championship so far this season, and won the division’s Player of the Month (POTM) award for November.

That is added to the 17 that Gyokeres managed last term, and the 24-year-old is clearly ready to make the step up to the Premier League.

If the Blues can come up with a suitable transfer fee, then this is a deal that is probably worth doing in January.

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