By Sam Stone

29th Dec, 2022 | 7:10am

Leeds United make approach to sign Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres

Leeds United have approached Coventry City with an enquiry about striker Viktor Gyokeres as Jesse Marsch looks to bolster his striking options, according to 90min.

90min have suggested (28 December) the 24-year-old could be available for £16million, with a number of Premier League clubs tracking the forward.

It’s believed Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton, and Wolves have all also enquired about the Swedish striker, who has scored 12 goals in the 2022/23 Championship season so far.

Prolific

It’s fair to say Gyokeres is a prolific goalscorer who would be warmly welcomed should he make the move to Elland Road. He’s still relatively young, and could certainly improve Jesse Marsch’s current options. Rodrigo has been excellent so far this season, but cannot be expected to keep up his good form throughout the duration.

Patrick Bamford’s dismal goalscoring form will force the American’s hand, and the 24-year-old would be a sensible solution. He’s playing regularly and is scoring often, and at the moment, that’s what Leeds need to provide some competition up front.

If Leeds fail to add another striker in January it could well turn out to be a long second half of the 2022/23 season for Marsch and his players. A left-back also has to be on the agenda for the Leeds boss, with Junior Firpo struggling for form and fitness so far this season.

A good January for the American and the board could see them pull away from what is shaping up to be a congested relegation battle come the season’s end.

In other Leeds United news, we can exclusively reveal a major decision being made on Liam Cooper after he missed the friendly defeat to Monaco.