Queens Park Rangers centre-forward Lyndon Dykes is good enough to play at the highest levels of the game.
That’s according to QPR boss Mark Warburton, who recently told the Daily Mail (via Not The Old Firm) that the 25-year-old can play at a much higher level than he currently is with the Championship side.
And, if recent a report by TEAMtalk is to be believed, this could happen sooner rather than later, with all three of West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Burnley thought to be considering a move for the £1.8 million-rated forward in the summer transfer window.
Warburton said: “For me, there is no doubt about what Lyndon can achieve. He can go and play at a much higher level — at the highest level… he has shown the outstanding work ethic that will get him there.”
After joining QPR from Livingston in what was a £1.98 million deal last summer, life got off to a relatively slow start for Dykes at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, as, despite scoring two goals in his first two league matches for the club, the striker scored a mere three goals over his next 30 Championship appearances.
However, the £8,000-per-week ace has burst back into life in recent weeks, scoring seven goals over his last eight league fixtures, in addition to registering three assists in the same period of time.
This form is what seems to have piqued a number of clubs’ interest in a potential move the 25-year-old, although fans of QPR will undoubtedly hope Dykes remains in west London over the summer in order to help the Rs mount a promotion push next season.
As such, Warburton’s remarks regarding the striker appear to have come at a rather awkward time, as, although they were obviously intended in a complimentary manner to the Scotland international, they also appear to reveal that the 58-year-old believes Dykes can play at a much higher level than he is currently – something which may come as slightly concerning news to the Hoops faithful, particularly amid the reports of interest from Premier League sides.