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Borussia Dortmund eye move for former Coventry striker Gyokeres

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are reportedly monitoring Sporting CP striker Viktor Gyokeres, according to reports from Portuguese media (via Bild). 

The 25-year-old Swedish sensation switched to Sporting CP during the summer transfer window following a stellar season with Coventry City. 

His 21-goal tally propelled Coventry City to the Championship play-off final, where they narrowly lost to Luton Town in a heartbreaking penalty shoot-out.

Gyokeres has seamlessly adapted to life in the Portuguese top flight, netting an impressive six goals this season. He was voted the league’s September Player of the Month.

He has captured the attention of the Dortmund hierarchy, but the potential transfer is now straightforward.

Dortmund have an abundance of attacking options including Sebastian Haller, Youssoufa Moukoko and Niclas Fullkrug.

There is no pressing need for additional reinforcements in the attacking department.

Fullkrug recently cemented his position as Germany’s starting striker and will look to do the same at Dortmund. 

However, Dortmund could be preparing to let go of Haller, who has been in dire form since the latter part of last season.

Moukoko has struggled to adapt to Terzic’s tactical system despite starring for Germany’s Under-21 and could be axed, paving the way for a move to sign Gyokeres. 

However, it’s essential to note that such a transfer will come at a substantial cost. Gyokeres’ contract includes a hefty €100 million release clause.

Several other clubs are monitoring Gyokeres, which could make it difficult for Dortmund to sign him.

BVB need to act fast and start laying the groundwork for a deal now if they want a chance at snapping him up.

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