Everton are interested in signing Viktor Gyokeres after the Coventry striker scored 17 goals in the Championship last season… with Frank Lampard looking to bolster his options with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured
- Everton are monitoring Coventry City’s Swedish striker Viktor Gyokeres
- The Toffees are struggling with a lack of depth in their forward positions
- Richarlison was sold to Tottenham earlier this summer for a £62million fee
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin picked up a knee injury in training and is out for six weeks
Everton are considering a move for Coventry City’s Swedish striker Viktor Gyokeres.
Frank Lampard’s side are limited in the centre-forward position after Richarlison’s £62million move to Tottenham, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin set to miss up to six weeks with an injury.
Therefore, the Toffees are looking to add to the five signings that they have already made during the summer transfer window.
Everton are considering a move for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres (right)
The Toffees are limited in options up front after Dominic Calvert-Lewin picked up a knee injury
Gyokeres joined Coventry initially on loan in January 2021, before completing a permanent transfer from Swansea that summer.
Last season he enjoyed his best year in front of goal, scoring 18 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions, for a Coventry side that finished 12th in the Championship.
He didn’t waste any time to hit the mark this season either, scoring in their opener in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
Frank Lampard is looking to add to the five signings he has already made this summer
Coventry’s second league game of the season though was postponed after an inspection by a senior match official at the Coventry Building Society Arena deemed the pitch unsafe and unplayable.
Gyokeres would be a handy addition for Lampard’s side who are limited in options.
Everton are down to just Salomon Rondon in terms of first-team strikers, after Calvert-Lewin suffered a knee injury in training.
Swedish striker Gyokeres scored 17 goals for Coventry in the Championship last season
The England international is coming off an injury-troubled season, and with Richarlison no longer at the club, Everton are in need of improving their depth up front.
Rondon missed Everton’s opener against Chelsea due to a suspension from a red card picked up at the end of last season.
This meant youngster Anthony Gordon, normally a winger, had to start up front.
So far this summer, Everton have signed midfielder Amadou Onana from Lille for £32million, Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski from Burnley, Conor Coady on loan from Wolves and Ruben Vinagre also on loan from Portuguese side Sporting.
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