According to a news report in The Sun, West Ham United have been linked with a £25 million move for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres, which has alerted a number of Premier League clubs. It is believed that Hammers manager David Moyes views the prolific target man as the ideal signing should the club get relegated from the top division to the Championship.
Personally, I hope this rumour is just paper talk because the alternative would mean that Moyes is actively recruiting for next season irrespective of the current campaigns outcome. It has been reported previously on Claret & Hugh that the West Ham manager is safe in his job even if the club are relegated, so there may be some truth that he is looking at potential players for a Championship promotion push.
Gyokeres is a Swedish international who has enjoyed another fantastic campaign in the Championship, scoring 19 goals and providing eight assists as he’s helped Coventry challenge for a play-off place in what has become a very competitive season.
The Swede has been one of the most clinical strikers in the second tier since the start of last season, notching 37 goals and 13 assists, and it appears he could get his chance in the to get himself a hefty pay increase with a move this summer.
It is claimed that Hammers boss David Moyes has run personal checks on the 24-year-old and is likely to purchase at least one new striker in the summer.
It is believed Gyokeres would cost upwards of £20 million to prize away from the Sky Blues and West Ham will face competition in the shape of Burnley – with Vincent Kompany believed to be huge admirer of the striker.
Moyes run the rule over a striker? Do me a favour