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FIRST WORDS: Viktor Gyökeres

The striker agreed a permanent move to the Sky Blues...

11 July 2021

The Sky Blues latest signing, Viktor Gyökeres told how his loan spell at the end of the 2020/21 season was the reason for his return this summer.

The Swede joined the Sky Blues from Brighton & Hove Albion, initially on loan in January of 2021, scoring three vital goals which helped secure points against Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City and Stoke City.

Having impressed City boss Mark Robins, Gyökeres made his move to the Sky Blue Lodge a permanent one, linking back up with his teammates from the previous campaign.

Now, the striker is looking to get back to business as City begin their pre-season preparations, with Leamington coming up on Saturday.

“I liked it here last season, they’re a nice bunch of players in the squad so I just wanted to come back and show everyone more of what I can do.

“I just want to start training now as I haven’t been training for a while with a team, it’s just been by myself, and it’s been a while since I last trained with the team at the end of last season so I’m looking forward to it.”

The 23-year-old made 19 appearances for City last season, starting seven and scoring three goals, all in victories.

Viktor started the final three fixtures of the season, ending his loan-spell on a high and he is looking to replicate the form again now he has returned to City.

“I had a hard time when I didn’t play so much so it was nice to play more towards the end of the season which was a nice period.

“I’ve come here to play, and I am also looking forward to playing in front of the fans at home and in the away games, but mainly I just to play and help the team as much as I can and hopefully score goals.”

And it’s the Sky Blue Army who he is relishing the chance to play in front of, having never had the chance to do so last season due to the restrictions around fans attending stadiums.

“I think it’s going to be a big difference because obviously it is a big part of the game playing in front of the fans and I am looking forward to it.”

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