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West Ham United Interested In This £20m Coventry Striker: Should Moyes Bring Him Aboard?

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According to a report from The Sun, West Ham United are interested in signing Viktor Gyokeres of Coventry City at the end of this season. The Swedish striker joined the Championship side in 2021 and is being valued at £20 million.

Gyokeres’ Impressive Numbers For Coventry City So Far This Season

Gyokeres is having an impressive season with Coventry, as he has produced a run of impressive performances being at the focal point of their attack. The gifted centre-forward has found the back of the net on 18 occasions and grabbed eight assists in 39 appearances for the English club during this campaign across all fronts.

The 24-year-old has proven himself to be a reliable performer in the final third by averaging 3.1 shots, 1.6 key passes and 2.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in the English Championship. However, he needs to work on improving his ball distribution based on his pass success rate of 68.3% in the English second division (stats via whoscored).

Victor Gyokeres of Coventry City
COVENTRY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Victor Gyokeres of Coventry City in action with Ryan Yates of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Coventry City and Nottingham Forest at Ricoh Arena on August 8, 2021, in Coventry, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Victor’s current contract at Coventry City is set to run out in the summer of 2024. Hence, the East London club could land him on the cheap later this year.

Should Moyes Bring Him To West Ham United?

Gyokeres is proficient at creating space for himself to get a few shots in on the target. He can be an attacking threat in the final third when he is playing with confidence on the field. The talented striker can also set up his teammates with some clear-cut goal-scoring chances and is an excellent dribbler with the ball as well. However, he is still quite inexperienced at the highest level, even though he spent four seasons at Brighton and Hove Albion. The centre-forward would need time to settle into the demanding lifestyle of the Premier League.

On the contrary, we can expect Gyokeres to bring plenty of firepower to David Moyes‘ attack at the London Stadium once he finds his footing. At 24, he is about to enter his prime and would make an excellent fit for West Ham’s needs at the moment. He would certainly bring more competition to the frontline and put pressure on the Hammers‘ attackers for a regular position within the match-day squad.

Hence, Moyes should definitely bring him aboard at the end of this season in order to bolster the attacking department at the East London club.

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