Arsenal could look to sign Viktor Gyokeres this summer

By on June 13, 2024

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Arsenal could reportedly look to sign Sporting CP star Viktor Gyokeres this summer, as per the transfer journalist Ben Jacobs.

After joining the Lions from Coventry City last summer, the Swedish international enjoyed a stellar campaign last season, scoring 43 goals and registering 15 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions.

It has been reported that the Gunners kept a close eye on the 26-year-old’s performances last campaign and having been impressed by his displays, they have registered their interest in signing him.

However, Arsenal are said to be keen on signing a new striker and have shortlisted a host of names ahead of the summer window. Alexander Isak, Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen have all been mentioned as serious targets but Benjamin Sesko was seemingly their primary option. However, it has recently emerged that Sesko is set to remain at RB Leipzig so Arsenal won’t be able to secure his signature this summer.

Now, writing on GiveMeSport, Jacobs has reported that after missing out on signing the Slovenian, Arsenal have started exploring alternative options and are planning to make a swoop to sign Gyokeres.

Gyokeres to Arsenal

Sporting reportedly want a fee of around £68m for the 26-year-old so Arsenal will have to splash a big chunk of their transfer budget to lure him to the Emirates Stadium.

The journalist further claims that apart from Gyokeres, Arsenal are also interested in signing Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna so it is going to be interesting to see whether Mikel Arteta’s side eventually opt to sign either of them this summer.

The Sporting star is quick, strong, good in the air, has the ability to link-up the play, can dribble past opposition defenders in tight areas, has the efficiency of finishing off his chances and also works extremely hard without possession.

The striker possesses the necessary attributes to flourish in the Premier League so he would be a great coup for Arsenal if they purchase him. However, he has recently undergone knee surgery and won’t recover before July so the North London club will have to wait a bit before getting any potential deal done for him.