GiveMeSport: Sporting CP sensation wants to join Milan over Arsenal

By Oliver Fisher -

Sporting CP star Viktor Gyokeres would rather join AC Milan this summer than go to Premier League title challengers Arsenal, according to a report.

Gyokeres joined Sporting CP after Coventry City’s Championship play-off final defeat to Luton Town, with the Portuguese giants having shelled out €25m to land him, and he has been absolutely on fire there.

The Swedish striker has scored 32 goals and registered a further 11 assists in 35 appearances since moving there, which has obviously alerted top clubs that are in the market for a striker.

According to GiveMeSport, Gyokeres’ preferred destination is not the Premier League if he decides to leave Sporting after one season but it is Milan that have ‘caught his attention’ and ‘are in a strong position to open negotiations’.

The 25-year-old’s preference is to join the Rossoneri, where his compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an advisor and will have a big say in the club’s future. However, it is believes that the Primeira Liga giants will ask for his €100m clause to be paid to let him go.

The report goes on to mention that Arsenal have sent scouts to watch him, while they and Milan could face competition from Chelsea as they are looking to continue their squad overhaul.

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  1. I’d steer clear of paying big money for a striker from the Portuguese league. Numbers are inflated because of the level of the the league.
    Goncalo Ramos had similar numbers and can’t get of the bench at PSG after they paid 65 mil for him. His competition is Kolo Muani who also has been very poor at PSG after his big money transfer.
    Darwin Nunes also big disappointment after big money transfer.
    If they’re going to shop for players in Portugal, they should look into bringing Rafa Silva from Benfica, who is a free agent and can play 10, wing, 2nd striker.

    1. Joao Felix too scored a remarkable number of goals in Portugal, but has failed for years to repeat that at Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Barcelona.

        1. Neither Leao nor CR7 made their names in the Portuguese league.
          CR7 has a total of 3 goals in that league and was bought by manutd at 18 after Ferguson was impressed by him in a game between ManUtd and Sporting.
          Leao played 5 games, 175 minutes total for Sporting.

          1. best forward that came from portugal was Falcao. apart from him most of them flop, yup. Member Andre Silva?

            random trivia, jović came through portugal

        2. Z only comment dont pay big money for atacker from portuguese league. Lille signing Leao free transfer while MU sign CR for just 15m poundsterling when he was young player. 100m euro for Gyokeres are crazy , just one season and unproven in big 5 europe top league

    2. Sadly, this can be said of big money transfer from a number of smaller leagues. It just shows how badly inflated transfer fees have become and it supports our model of signing younger players who are very talented for reasonable fees and then helping them take the final step in development. Leao and Theo are perfect examples of this. We need to continue this way and not get sucked in to paying 60m for a one hit small league wonder who will then stumble in Serie A.

  2. I have a feeling this guy rocks. At 25, he is in his prime and I don’t think he’ll have any difficulty finding the target in Serie A. 100M however is ridiculous, but if he could be tempted to come at 60M I would take him over Zirkzee, every day of the week.

  3. Ain’t no chance we pay anything over 50 for him. 100mil after one season in Portugal is more ridiculous than the Belotti price tag back in the day

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