Young Brighton forward signs new contract

Swedish youngster Viktor Gyokeres has signed a new deal with Brighton & Hove Albion until the summer of 2022.

Monday, 29th April 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 29th April 2019, 5:03 pm
Viktor Gyokeres. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Forward Gyokeres has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal after impressing for Albion's under-23 team this year. He also made his senior debut against Southampton in the Carabao Cup back in August, before making four appearances for Chris Hughton’s side in their run to the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals.

Gyokeres was also included in Albion’s 18-man squads for Premier League matches against Cardiff City, Everton and Manchester United, but the 20-year-old is yet to make his debut in the top flight.

The Swede has scored eight times for Brighton in Premier League 2 Division 1 this season and under-23 manager Simon Rusk said: "It’s clear to see Viktor’s potential — we brought him to the club as a young player and he’s continuing to show progress both on and off the field.

“He needs to remain grounded and hard-working, which are key ingredients in any young player’s development. If he does those things, then I’m sure he can fulfil his potential."

On the international scene, Gyokeres played for various age groups before making his senior debut for Sweden in January, before scoring in a 2-2 draw against Iceland a few days later.