Wolves transfer news: Wanderers leading race for Viktor Gyokeres
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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers leading race for Viktor Gyokeres

Wolves are reportedly leading the race for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres at the moment.

Sky Sports News have reported this evening that Wanderers are in pole position currently, but that there are no ongoing negotiations to sign the player as yet.

Gyokeres has been linked with Wolves since January.

The club were debating a move for the Sweden international. But Julen Lopetegui ultimately decided he was happy with his three options of Raul Jimenez, Diego Costa and new signing Matheus Cunha.

But Wanderers have been keeping a close eye on Gyokeres, who’s had an outstanding campaign in 2022/23.

The star has plundered 21 Championship goals. Only Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom hit more. He’s also made 10 assists, making his 31 contributions a league-high.

Gyokeres’ contributions have helped Coventry make the play-offs, and they will be facing Middlesbrough on Sunday in the first leg of the semi-final.

The suggestion from Sky Sports News is that Wolves will have better chance of signing Gyokeres if Coventry fail to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Crystal Palace and West Ham United are also both keen.

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It has been suggested Gyokeres could cost at least £25 million this summer.

Wolves are expected to lose Raul Jimenez this summer. The Mexico international has not been making Julen Lopetegui’s matchday squad lately.

Some feel he’ll be on his way out this summer in order to get back playing regularly again.

Diego Costa could also leave. That said, Julen Lopetegui wants to count on the veteran for another season at Molineux.

Viktor Gyokeres would be an exciting signing for Wolves, he’s the all-round centre-forward the club need

So the speculation about a Wolves move for Gyokeres this summer is starting to pick up.

The former Brighton striker has seriously impressed this term, and not just with his goalscoring ability.

Gyokeres also serves as a great target man, being 6ft 2in. He links play well, and runs the channels when he needs to.

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He’s fast and powerful and potentially, he could be a really exciting addition.

Obviously he doesn’t have Premier League experience so there is a slight risk there.

But the likes of Ivan Toney and Ollie Watkins have shown that strikers can cut it in the top-flight having previously played in the lower leagues.