New QPR signing Lyndon Dykes has said that his head was not turned by talk of a move to Glasgow Rangers earlier this summer.
The soon-to-be Scotland international made the switch from Livingston to London recently, with the Premiership side receiving £2m for the 24-year-old’s services. Before that transfer, though, Dykes was heavily linked with a move to Ibrox.
Now, the Australian-born striker has been asked whether he was distracted by a move to the Gers – something which he quickly denied. He explained:
“No. There wasn’t any point I was thinking about signing anywhere.
“I was just focused on being a Livingston player and whatever happened, happened.
“The QPR thing came up and I was over the moon that it did.”
Dykes was a solid player for Livingston in the top-tier, scoring 12 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions last term. However, considering Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos scored 46 goals between them, it is hard to see how Dykes would have been able to compete.
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Steven Gerrard have since moved to sign Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten, and the Gers do not appear to be regretting the failure to capture the £428,000 man (as per Transfermarkt) – it will be interesting to see how he gets on with his new club.
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