‘It’s definitely going to be on their radar’ – Reporter expects higher interest in Coventry City ace in January

Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres has enjoyed an excellent start to the league campaign, with the Swedish striker topping the second-tier goalscoring charts.

A player who goes beyond his ability to find the back of the net, his athleticism, power, hold-up game and dribbling have been on display for all to see.

Attracting interest during the summer transfer window, it will be interesting to see if that can be postponed until this January.

Sharing his thoughts on the future of the Championship and whether or not he expects interest in January, Pete O’Rourke told Football League World: “I think any Premier League club looking for a striker in this January transfer window than Gyokeres are definitely going to be on their radar.

“I think he was also on the radar of several clubs this summer, but Coventry City ruled them out of a move. They were looking for a lot of money for him to sell them this summer, which no one was ready to meet. Middlesbrough were also very interested in this summer transfer window, but again could not agree a fee with Coventry.

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“Obviously you also have the added dimension of a new owner at Coventry. He is hoping to keep hold of his star striker and I’m sure it would take a big sum to persuade them to lose Gyokères at the moment.

“So I think it’s a tough business to do in January, I think with the money that’s probably going to be involved.”

The verdict

Gyokeres is an excellent quality player and deserves to have his name associated with Premier League clubs during the January transfer window.

Not only is he someone who is showing tremendous ability in the here and now, but he also has incredibly high potential that he is well on his way to realizing.

As O’Rourke hints at accepting a fee, this could be a stumbling block for any Premier League clubs reviewing the Gyokeres situation, with Coventry earning the right to be ambitious after strong recent form for strengthen their chances of succeeding this season.

Mark Robins will be hoping to keep hold of Gyokeres as the Sky Blues chase a top-six finish in what remains of this Championship campaign.