QPR have upped their interest in Rangers linked striker Lyndon Dykes, according to the Scottish Sun.
The forward scored 12 goals for Livi in all competitions last season, putting in particularly strong performances against both Old Firm clubs.
The Gers were linked with a possible swoop for him in January and then again earlier this summer [Scottish Sun], but have since strengthened their attacking options with the signings of Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten.
Dykes has made a solid start to the 2020/21 Premiership campaign, though, scoring twice from the penalty spot in his opening three appearances and it’s said that several English clubs are weighing up a move.
Former Gers boss Mark Warburton is said to be stepping up his interest, with QPR’s director of football, Les Ferdinand, travelling up to watch the striker’s last two outings against Hibernian and Motherwell.
It looks as though Warburton might have work to do to secure his man, though, with Stoke and Middlesbrough also said to be interested, while Barnsley allegedly saw a recent £1.2 million bid rejected as Livi try to hold out for their valuation of £2 million [Scottish Sun].
QPR keen on Rangers linked Dykes – Verdict
Rangers haven’t been ruled out of the race for Dykes just yet, but their double swoop for Roofe and Itten earlier this month suggests that the Livi striker wasn’t a priority target.
If Alfredo Morelos is eventually sold, it’s conceivable that the Gers could then launch a bid for Dykes, who is under contract until 2022. For now, though, Steven Gerrard has plenty of options up front.
As for QPR, they have a battle on their hands if they’re going to land the 24-year-old. Yet, Les Ferdinand’s presence at recent fixtures suggests their interest is serious.
Warburton needs to replace the 13 goals scored by West Ham loanee Jordan Hugill last season and Dykes could thrive in the notoriously physical Championship.