Everton should prioritise a move for 24-year-old Coventry City forward Viktor Gyokeres this summer, as the Blues look to strengthen their attacking options.
The Toffees have struggled to convert their chances this season, with just 22 goals in 28 Premier League games, as persistent injuries to Dominic Calvert-Lewin compound the high-profile departure of £60m forward Richarlison to Spurs last summer.
Indeed, after failing to recruit in January, backing Sean Dyche this summer is a must for Everton, and Coventry City forward and Swedish international Viktor Gyokeres could be the ideal signing for the Blues.
Everton have been linked with a move for the attacker for many months and are rumoured to be interested in securing his signature this summer, although according to sports outlet 90 Min they could face competition from a number of fellow Premier League sides.
However, Everton should be confident in competing for the player, who Coventry City boss Mark Robins labelled as ‘priceless’, as he would be an ideal addition to Sean Dyche’s striking options and a Premier League move would be enticing for the young man.
With 18 goals in 38 games for Coventry so far this season, the Swede is the Championship’s second highest goalscorer, also contributing a further eight assists in what has been a stellar campaign. At just 24-years-old, Gyokeres could have his best years ahead of him and looks ready to make the next step in his career.
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Indeed, standing at 6ft 2 inches, the robust centre-forward could provide a real alternative to Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the lone striker role, his strength and aerial presence making him a forward that is practically tailor made for Sean Dyche.
Gyokeres signing could signal positive change regarding transfers at Everton
Everton have wasted a considerable amount of money in recent transfer windows, and perhaps a change in approach would be beneficial.
As opposed to picking up the unwanted fringe players of fellow Premier League sides, such as the out-of-form Neal Maupay, perhaps a look to who is performing well in the Championship could pay dividends longer term.
It was a tactic that worked well for Everton for many years under David Moyes, with the likes of Tim Cahill, Joleon Lescott and Phil Jagielka all joining from lower league sides.
With Gyokeres’ current deal set to expire in 2024, the forward could be available for a bargain price this summer, an opportunity Everton should not let pass them by.