A claim has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their potential interest in Lyndon Dykes ahead of the January transfer window…
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has suggested that the striker could be on Ross Wilson’s transfer wishlist if the Gers are in the market for a number nine.
When asked about the club potentially swooping for the forward, O’Rourke told This Is Futbol: “It’s one that does have obvious links. You’ve got Lyndon Dykes who has played under Michael Beale and scored goals in the Championship for Queens Park Rangers.
“Rangers possibly could be in the market for a new striker and especially if Alfredo Morelos was to leave the club as well so I’m sure Lyndon Dykes is somebody that would definitely be on the radar for Rangers if they do need to bring in a striker.”
Wilson could land the new Gers head coach a perfect first signing in charge of the club by bringing Dykes over from south of the border.
The striker, of course, worked with Beale at Loftus Road earlier this season and was the English boss’ first-choice number nine in the Championship. He scored six goals in 21 appearances for the 42-year-old, starting 17 of those matches, and averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.91.
This shows that Beale is a fan of the Australian-born attacker as he was willing to consistently have the 27-year-old leading his line this term, with Dykes rewarding him by putting in consistently solid performances and chipping in with goals.
The dynamo has scored 26 times in 96 Championship outings for his current club but he has already proven himself in the Premiership as he scored on 11 occasions and provided eight assists in 28 top-flight matches for Livingston prior to making the move down south.
Dykes, who has scored eight goals in 26 caps for the Scottish national team, has plundered 64 career club goals to date and his previous form in Scotland indicates that he has the quality to be a lethal attacker, with goals and assists, in the final third for Rangers.
Therefore, the former Queen of the South marksman would be a perfect signing for Beale as he is a Premiership-proven, Scotland international, who has a pre-existing relationship with the head coach and should be in the prime of his career at the age of 27.