With the English media recently naming Viktor Gyokeres as one of the big targets Tottenham Hotspur have this summer, there’s some interesting information coming from Portugal about the player.

Newspaper Correio da Manhã today reports that the striker just had knee surgery. He’s now released by the Swedish national team, and won’t take part in any friendlies.

It’s said the Tottenham target had been showing some ‘discomfort’ in the past few weeks, and decided to have the procedure now. He’s expected to be sidelined for around six weeks, and be ready for the start of next season.

Speaking about Spurs’ interest in Gyokeres, Correio da Manhã writes that given the striker’s height and experience in the Premier League, he then becomes a ‘new Kane project’.

Sporting only spent €20m to sign the centre-forward from Coventry City last summer.

In his first season in Lisbon, he had 43 goals and 15 assists in 50 appearances, and that’s why it should take Tottenham about €100m to buy him from the Lions. Now they’d surely want some guarantee regarding his knee situation, and any medicals probably can’t take place until he’s recovered.