West Ham United ready January move to sign Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres
West Ham United are among a number of clubs looking to make a January move for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres, according to Football League World.
Everton, Crystal Palace and Southampton are among the other clubs looking to make a move for the 24-year-old Sweden striker.
It’s understood (Football League World, 24 November)the Sky Blues are looking to offer Gyokeres a new long-term deal at the start of 2023 to fend off the Premier League interest.
His current deal at the Championship club expires in the summer of 2024 and it’s understood Coventry wish to offer him a substantial pay rise if he does commit his future to the club.
Gyokeres is probably the most in-demand striker in the Championship at the moment, with the Sweden international already notching nine goals so far this season. Furthermore, at 24, he still has plenty of time to develop into a Premier League standard player.
Whether West Ham need another striker is a different question, particularly after Gianluca Scamacca’s big-money move from Sassuolo. The 23-year-old has struggled to hit the heights expected of him thus far, with the majority of his goals coming in the Conference League.
However, Michail Antonio is entering the latter stages of his career and could well need replacing in the summer. It promises to be an intriguing transfer window for West Ham. Claret and Hugh report (16 November) the club may not trust Moyes in another transfer window.
With the board backing the Scot at the moment, it’s absolutely essential the club offer him support in the upcoming window. There are still areas of this squad which need improving and failure to do so could leave the Hammers facing a difficult end to the season.