Everton target Viktor Gyokeres has now suggested that his price tag is too high as the Swede looks to leave Coventry City this summer.
The 26-year-old, who spoke to Swedish outlet fotbollskanalen.se while away on international duty, states that he wanted to move in January, but was persuaded to remain with the Sky Blues until the end of the season.
However, as the forward states there are a ‘number of clubs interested’, Gyokeres could now be set to make the switch away from Mark Robins’ side.
Gyokeres said: “I only have one year left on the contract, so considering that, it’s quite a lot.
There are a number of clubs that are interested and Coventry surely want what they want. Then you have to take it accordingly and see when the club feels satisfied.
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But I hope that the club can also think about what I want and what I feel for, and not just about who pays the most.”
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The Swedish international has been heavily linked with a move to Goodison Park as the Toffees look to recruit striking reinforcements ahead of the new campaign.
Indeed, with a total of 22 goals in 50 appearances last season in all competitions, Viktor Gyokeres could be a fantastic signing for Everton, with a ratio just shy of a goal every other game.
However, Coventry’s valuation is steep for a player with just one year left on his current deal, though hopefully there will be room for negotiation as they could risk losing the player for nothing next summer.
If Everton have that kind of money to spend during the transfer window, Viktor Gyokeres is exactly the type of player that the Toffees should be pursuing.