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TRANSFER: Viktor Gyökeres signs for Coventry City!

9 July 2021

Coventry City are delighted to announce the signing of Viktor Gyökeres subject to EFL and FA clearance.

The Swedish international striker joins the Sky Blues for an undisclosed fee from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion and has signed a three-year contract.

23-year-old Gyökeres joins the Sky Blues on a permanent deal having enjoyed a loan spell with City in the 2020/21 campaign, where he put in a number of eye catching performances and scored crucial goals as the Sky Blues finished 16th in the Championship.

Gyökeres started his career at IF Brommapojkarna, scoring 20 goals in 58 games, before moving to Brighton at the start of 2018. Viktor was on loan to German second tier side FC St. Pauli in the 2019/20 campaign, as well as at Swansea City during the first part of the 2020/21 season.

6 foot 1 Gyökeres has also been capped twice by Sweden, scoring his first international goal against Iceland, as well as at Under 21 and Under 19 level for his homeland.

Manager Mark Robins said:

“We’re delighted to sign Viktor and welcome him to the Club on a permanent basis.

“Viktor is a talented striker with good power, pace and movement, and great potential. He showed a terrific attitude when he was with us on loan last season and made a real impression.

“He showed great improvement and development from the start of his time with us to the end of his loan and grew in confidence, and we hope that he will continue to show the same improvement and desire now we have made him a permanent member of the squad.”

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