By Sam Stone

29th Dec, 2022 | 10:10am

Wolves ready bid to beat Leeds United to Viktor Gyokeres signing in January

Wolves are looking to pull ahead in the race to sign Leeds United transfer target Viktor Gyokeres in January, according to Football League World.

Julen Lopetegui is expected to be backed heavily in the January window as the Black Country side look to pull themselves away from the relegation zone.

Football League World has revealed (28 December) Wolves are now ready to make an offer to fight off the likes of Leeds United, Brentford, Southampton and Crystal Palace, who were all planning to lodge bids for the Swedish striker.

TalkSPORT had revealed (via Twitter, 28 December) that Coventry are looking for a fee in the region of £20million for the 24-year-old, who has scored 12 Championship goals in the 2022/23 season.

Make a move

Money and wages will also be an issue, but Leeds should be looking to compete with their Premier League rivals when it comes to the Coventry striker. Gyokeres is currently the joint top-scorer in the second tier and has been hitting the back of the net for fun for the Sky Blues.

He’s in form and also at an age where he will be able to develop further should he make the move to the Premier League. Furthermore, considering the current lack of depth in forward positions at Elland Road, it would be a shame for the Whites to lose out to Wolves again after Lopetegui beat the West Yorkshire side to the signing of Matheus Cunha.

Failure to land a striker in the January window could make life extremely hard come the end of the season for Leeds. Wolves and Nottingham Forest are improving and West Ham have the calibre of player to pull themselves away from trouble fairly quickly.

Allowing Wolves to snatch another player from under their noses would certainly not be a good look for the Elland Road board.

In other Leeds United news, the club are finally moving for defensive help with yet another former Marsch player.