Crystal Palace will submit a bid to sign Viktor Gyokeres from Coventry this summer – with Fulham also preparing an offer.
That is according to Football Insider.
What’s the story?
Well, the Sweden international has made a name for himself at Coventry after a simply stunning 2022/23 campaign.
Gyokeres fired Coventry into the Championship Play-Off Final with 21 goals and ten assists in 46 league appearances.
Now, the 25-year-old could be heading to the Premier League.
Football Insider believe Gyokeres is keen on a move to England’s top-flight after losing the Play-Off Final to Luton on penalties, with Everton, Burnley and Wolves also interested along with us and Fulham.
The Swede only has 12 months remaining on his contract at Coventry, so a sale this summer seems likely.
Football Insider do not mention a specific asking price for Gyokeres, although it is said that the Sky Blues will demand ‘big money’ from those interested in their No.17 this summer.
Gyokeres can get revenge at Crystal Palace
Interestingly, Gyokeres used to play for our bitter rivals Brighton – although the Seagulls gave up on him.
Brighton sold the striker to Coventry in a deal worth just £1m back in July 2021, after he scored just one goal in eight appearances at the Amex Stadium.
Now, Gyokeres has become one of the most lethal strikers in England, and a move to Crystal Palace would give him the chance to exact revenge on Brighton – if there are any hard feelings about his sale.
It has happened before with Glenn Murray, who famously scored 30 Championship goals in the 2012/23 campaign to fire us into the Premier League after leaving Brighton.
Now, history could be about to repeat itself as we prepare to submit a bid for Gyokeres.