The Scottish Premiership begins this weekend and fans of Glasgow Rangers are still unsure as to how they will line up in attack as Jermain Defoe is injured and Alfredo Morelos looks to be leaving the club.
This has led to them being linked with Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes, and the forward could be available for as little as £2 million, but the Scottish side face some competition as Championship side Barnsley are one of the other clubs interested in the player.
Former Glasgow Rangers player and manager Ally McCoist has been discussing the possible transfer, and speaking to Herald Scotland he said: “I’ve been saying for about a year that I would have gone and paid the money for Lyndon Dykes.
“I think the big fella gives you something different. He’s strong, he’s aggressive, he’s quick and he’s scored goals against both Rangers and Celtic.
“I’ve never seen anyone recently give the Celtic defence problems the way he has.
“It’s a gamble, of course it is, but I would take the chance and maybe if Livingston get the right price would sell him.”
It’s hard to disagree with McCoist here as Dykes could strengthen the attacking side of Glasgow Rangers. This is emphasised by the fact that he is already showing potential to be a very good Premiership striker as he made 33 appearances in all competitions for Livingston last season and scored 12 goals whilst supplying 10 assists, per Transfermarkt.
He is also right when he says the forward would give the club something different, Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe are smaller, more agile strikers, whereas Dykes is six foot one so would give the club a very different option and perhaps one they need to give Celtic more of a battle at the top of the division. The relatively cheap price as well should excite the club, and it could be a good signing if they can complete a deal before the season starts.
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