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.

 

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.

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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.

Scottish Premiership striker Lyndon Dykes has been linked with Rangers and presents an option as third-choice striker. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Whilst fears grow over Morelos’ future at Rangers, the likes of Kemar Roofe of Anderlecht or reported January interest Matej Vydra of Burnley are undoubtedly stronger replacements.

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.

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