The two strikers have been linked with moves to Ibrox over the past few weeks as speculation around Alfredo Morelos’ future continues. Taylor scored 11 goals in 22 English Championship games for Charlton before he ruled himself out of the rest of the season as he looks for a move, whilst Dykes scored nine times and provided eight assists in 25 Scottish Premiership matches for Livingston.
Morelos, who signed for the club in 2017 for £1.08m, managed 29 goals in all competitions in 2019/20 before the season was prematurely ended, and Boyd does not feel that he can be replaced by either of those options. He told The Sunday Post:
“I understand Rangers being linked with strikers such as Lyle Taylor of Charlton and Livingston’s Lyndon Dykes.
“They have both caught the eye in recent times, and I’m sure they would be good additions. They have different qualities and both know the way to goal.
“But I wonder if either is good enough to be lined up as a direct replacement for Morelos, with an expectation of scoring in excess of 20 goals a season.”
In all fairness to £1.26m-valued Taylor, he has been a regular threat in front on goal in recent years, managing 35 strikes in the previous two full league campaigns combined. However, those goals came in the lower leagues – whether he could do it for Rangers is another matter.
Will Morelos be at Rangers next season?
Dykes – who has a Transfermarkt valuation of £428,000 – has at least proved a threat in the Scottish top flight, but 12 goals in all competitions is not exactly on Morelos’ level. You would have to agree with Boyd – it is unlikely they would be able to cover for, or adequately replace, the Colombia international.
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