Livingston reportedly want £2million for Australian striker Lyndon Dykes – and Rangers must turn their focus elsewhere rather than being forced into paying way over the odds.

According to the Mail on Sunday, the West Lothian side won’t let their talisman go for anything less than £2million and it is just not a realistic sum for Rangers to pay for someone who could be third-choice, at best.

MURCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 11: Marco Kana of RSC Anderlecht competes for the ball with Lyndon Dykes of Livengston FC during the Friendly Match between RSC Anderlecht and Livingston FC at Pinatar Arena on January 11, 2020 in Murcia, Spain.

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Stoke City, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn and Barnsley are all credited with an interest in the 12-goal striker – and for £2million, they are welcome to have him.

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That’s not to say Dykes isn’t a good player – he is – but £2million for him is very steep and Rangers can get better value elsewhere.

 

The 24-year-old has caused Rangers and Celtic problems when he’s come up against the Old Firm but it’s difficult to see him fitting into the style of football Steven Gerrard prefers his side to play.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Rangers FC and Sporting Braga at Ibrox Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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With Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe and Greg Stewart all at Ibrox already, there isn’t exactly a pressing need for a new centre-forward and as Dapo Mebude and others make their way through the ranks of the Academy, there could well be chances for some of the youngsters to feature too.

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If Celtic want to pay £2million for Dykes then, few on the blue side of Glasgow will have many complaints – especially if it works out anything like the last time they paid that sort of fee to try and gazump us.

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