Coventry City accepts SEK 12million deal for Brighton man


Coventry City have beaten the competition to sign Brighton striker Viktor Gyokeres, according to reports published in his native Sweden.

SportExpressen claim the forward, who was on a half-season loan with the Sky Blues last season, is expected to move to the club permanently.

The report says the 23-year-old will go for a medical exam and sign his contract this week after City and Brighton agreed on a fee of 12million crowns (just over £ 1million). sterling).

He says he was interested in another Championship club and made the decision himself to join Mark Robins’ side.

“According to SportExpressen information, the decision has now also been made,” the report said.

“Gyökeres chose to go to Coventry City, the club the player was loaned to last season.

“There the striker struggled to get playing time at the start, but he played a lot at the end and also scored three goals and started the last three matches.

“The 23-year-old Swede has now agreed with Coventry on the personal contract and the clubs also agree on the transfer fee, which amounts to around SEK 12million.

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“The player is expected to travel to England early next week where he will undergo a medical examination and then sign the contract with the club.

“So he’s leaving Brighton, which bought Gyökeres from Brommapojkarna in the fall of 2017.

“He has since been loaned to St Pauli in Germany, Swansea and Coventry in England. The 23-year-old was part of Janne Andersson’s January tour of the national team in 2019, where he scored one goal in both of the international matches Sweden played at the time.


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