Shortly after Leeds United’s interest in the Swede, AC Milan is reportedly planning to make a deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres before January. This information comes from the football website 90Min.
Gyokeres, 25, has become rather famous in the past few years. He contributed to 34 goals in 50 games during his last campaign with Coventry, tallying 12 assists and scoring 22 goals. Clubs got fervent.
Leeds reportedly sent scouts to see Gyokeres in the latter stages of the previous season, and the club continued to have interest in him throughout the summer, according to The Daily Mail. However, on July 13, he paid £40 million to join Sporting.
Since joining the team, the Swedish player has been a star for the Portuguese powerhouses. Gyokeres and his rapid progress have been a major factor in Sporting’s current league-leading position.
Milan eye Viktor Gyokeres a few months after Leeds interest
In his 13 outings for the Portuguese team, he has assisted on 15 goals, scoring 11 and setting up four more. Milan is now drawn to such form, only a few months after Leeds expressed interest in a transfer.
West Ham and Brentford are reportedly monitoring his progress as well, according to the 90Min report, but since Milan needs striker reinforcements, they might make a bid. At 37, Olivier Giroud is the top choice.
Of course, Milan has a history with the renowned Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a Swedish striker who has brought them immense success. Then, Gyokeres might depart for Milan after we showed interest.