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Leeds could make Viktor Gyokeres move

Leeds United continue to be linked with other striking options, with the latest being from a Championship star…

What’s the latest?

That’s according to Phil Hay, who writes in The Athletic about potential alternative targets should the Whites’ pursuit of Georginio Rutter fall through.

Viktor Gyokeres is part of that list, and although the Frenchman might be seen as a more marquee signing, the Coventry City striker would surely be a dependable substitute.

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However, with Everton also listed as interested in the forward, Victor Orta may want to act quickly on the Sweden international.

“Unbelievable” signing

Whilst it might not seem it on the surface, this has all the hallmarks of being a truly unbelievable signing for the Yorkshire outfit.

Gyokeres has outlined himself as a wholly dependable goalscorer in his division, perhaps earning the step up that Jesse Marsch’s interest would provide.

Already boasting 12 goals in the Championship this season, the Swede continues to add seemingly every week to his 111 career goals scored at the age of just 24.

The forward seems poised to smash last season’s tally of 17 league goals, suggesting that he is only getting better with each passing season too.

It is therefore unsurprising to see him so widely linked with a move away from the Sky Blues, with manager Mark Robins having admitted his worries at losing his talisman.

He noted they were “at the mercy of predators” during the summer window, before claiming: “He has some unbelievable ability – power, technique. He has got everything in his locker and that desire and hunger to score goals…”.

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The Coventry boss would back that up early on in this season, maintaining that the forward was “gleaming from belief” as his brace saw off Peterborough United.

With Rutter having only scored twice this season in the Bundesliga, perhaps Gyokeres should even be discussed alongside the 20-year-old rather than as a backup option.

Signing the Championship star would be a stroke of genius for a goal-shy and striker-shy Leeds, who would surely pull away from the relegation zone should they add his goals and ‘unbelievable’ talent to the fold too.