Former Crystal Palace striker Viktor Gyökeres, forged in the fires of the rough and the tumble of the English second tier, has found the Primeira Liga veritable child’s play since joining Sporting CP in the summer.
The 25-year-old has scored 17 times in 20 appearances in all competitions (including 10 league goals in 13 games) and has vaulted himself to (very near) the top of many a January wishlist. And since Chelsea (and Arsenal) are the two Premier League teams most in need of an actual center forward, transfer rumors have suggested that a move back to England may be on the cards — especially if either team would be silly enough to pay the exorbitant release clause of €100m.
Silly overpriced transfer decisions? By god, that’s our music!
Thankfully, Gyökeres himself might have saved us from this possibility, as according to various reports in Portugal (via Sport Witness), he has made a “pact” with Sporting to not leave even if someone did offer to pay the release clause.
But worry not, should we not be able to let transfer window pass without dropping €100m+ on a player, Victor Osimhen’s new contract has a €130m release clause.