By Pranav Shahaney

7th Jan, 2023 | 2:40pm

Leeds United now joined in transfer race by Everton and Brentford for Coventry striker Viktor Gyokeres

Leeds United have reportedly been joined in a heated battle to secure the services of Coventry striker Viktor Gyokeres by Everton and Brentford.

According to TEAMtalk [7 June], the Whites remain firmly committed to sign the 24-year-old in the January transfer window.

However, it’s understood that Brentford see him as Ivan Toney’s long-term successor while the Toffees deem him a more attainable option than Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz.

Price set to rise

This is the perfect situation for a side like Coventry to play off the interest of different clubs and end up getting the best possible deal for themselves.

They are understood to be willing to let go of the Sweden striker, but now will have no reason to lower their asking rate.

If anything, they can even up it by a couple of million in case they feel that two or more club’s interest in signing him is serious.

There is good reason to see why there are so many clubs considering making a move for him as he seemingly guarantees a decent goal-scoring record.

He’s currently the second-highest scorer in the Championship this season with 12 goals and thus far in his career, he’s bagged 67 from 205 games.

Even if Leeds can get five to seven league goals from him this season, they will see it as a good signing and it remains to be seen if they continue their pursuit amid interest from elsewhere.

In other Leeds United news, a headline-making player who is linked with a move to Elland Road desperately wants a Premier League transfer in January.