Transfers

Coventry City receives financial windfall as Sporting CP agrees to double record-setting deal for Viktor Gyökeres

The 25-year-old Swedish international forward’s 21 goals during the 2022-23 Championship campaign for The Sky Blues were second only to Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom and vital to the club’s push to the playoff finals before losing out to Luton Town.


Swedish international striker Viktor Gyökeres is set to make headlines in two countries today after Portuguese giants Sporting CP have agreed to a record deal for the Coventry City goalscoring ace that will see the former Idrottsföreningen Brommapojkarna academy graduate bring in badly-needed funds to CBS Arena.

Upon agreeing to the €24m deal, both Sporting and Coventry set transfer records at either end, with Gyökeres not only becoming the most expensive signing in SCP history (beating out the €16m signing of Paulinho in 2021) but also Coventry’s record sale after moving past the €19.5m received for Robbie Keane all the way back in 2000 when the Irish icon moved to Inter Milan.

Gyökeres has become a mainstay with Coventry after completing a full move to the club two summers ago while bagging 38 goals across his two years in the Championship with the club. The 25-year-old Swedish international forward’s 21 goals during the 2022-23 Championship campaign for The Sky Blues were second only to Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom and vital to the club’s push to the playoff finals before losing out to Luton Town.

Coventry has done well to replace the Swedish forward immediately, however, utilizing part of the incoming fee to complete a deal for Everton striker Ellis Simms.


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Andrew Thompson

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