As Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is linked with a move to Ligue 1, there’s a striker in the Scottish Premiership with links to Rangers which just won’t go away.
Whilst Lyndon Dykes is probably not going to be the striker to directly replace Morelos should the Colombian move to Lille, he’s been touted as filling the third-choice berth.
Rangers would likely move for two forwards if Morelos is to go, with Livingston reportedly rejecting a £1m bid for Dykes from Championship Barnsley over the weekend.
Livingston have knocked back a £1m bid from Barnsley for Lyndon Dykes. Understand Livi value striker at around £2m
— Raman Bhardwaj (@ramanbhardwajTV) July 24, 2020
Raman Bhardwaj claims that the Lions want double that if Dykes is to go, £2m a bold fee for a player who was only 18 months ago plying his trade with Queen of the South.
Whilst you can’t blame Livi for hoping to cash in on Dykes form, the 24-year-old remains a largely unknown and untested quantity beyond the Tony Macaroni.
Rangers fans might be demanding up to £20m for Alfredo Morelos but even if Rangers rake in the record fee it doesn’t necessarily mean we should spend a tenth of it on Lyndon Dykes.
A fee of £2m is a substantial one for a player who plays in Scotland, who hasn’t produced consistently and who has never scored more in one campaign than the 12 he hit last season.
But the club still need to fill a third striking berth regardless of what happens to Morelos, and there are legitimate doubts over whether Rangers should spend £2m on Dykes to fill it.