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Newcastle United have scouted Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres as they consider attacking signings this summer.

Coventry City hitman Viktor Gyokeres appears to be on the Newcastle United wish list after scouting him at Wembley.

That is according to the Daily Mail, who report that Newcastle scout Mick Tait headed to Wembley on Saturday to watch Gyokeres.

The Swede was in action for Coventry City as they faced Luton Town in the Championship playoff final.

Sadly for Gyokeres and the Sky Blues, the game ended in heartbreak as Luton won promotion to the Premier League on penalties.

That leaves Coventry vulnerable to losing Gyokeres this summer given that he has just one year left on his contract.

Sky Sports reported earlier in May that Wolverhampton Wanderers are leading the race to sign Gyokeres this summer.

Yet with Financial Fair Play problems emerging at Molineux, Wolves may struggle to sign Gyokeres right now – and that could open the door for Newcastle to swoop in.

Newcastle United’s Dan Ashworth knows Viktor Gyokeres well
Gyokeres will surely be tempted by another shot at Premier League glory.

The 24-year-old joined Brighton and Hove Albion from IF Brommapojkarna back in 2018.

First-team action was hard to come by though as he made just eight appearances for the Seagulls – and none of them came in the Premier League.

Brighton sold Gyokeres to Coventry for around £1million in 2021, and the man who rubber-stamped that deal was none other than Dan Ashworth.

Now Newcastle’s sporting director, Ashworth allowed Gyokeres to go and suggested that the move to Coventry was great for the striker’s development.

Fast forward two years and Ashworth is overseeing Newcastle’s interest in signing the striker.

Gyokeres – who smashed 22 goals in all competitions this season – would be striking support for Callum Wilson and his Sweden international teammate Alexander Isak.

Isak hailed Gyokeres for an excellent performance as they featured together in the Sweden attack back in March.

The pair could now join forces at Newcastle – if Tait liked what he saw in the Championship play-off final.