Lee Bowyer claims Rangers target Lyle Taylor has rejected new Charlton contract
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Lee Bowyer claims Rangers target Lyle Taylor has rejected new Charlton contract

Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer is worried about Lyle Taylor’s future amid Rangers links.

Bowyer has told The South London Press that Taylor has turned down a new contract at Charlton. His current deal expires in summer 2020 and he could be on the move in January or next summer.

Taylor has been in impressive form this season. He scored five goals in six games before suffering an injury. This prompted Swansea, West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday and Rangers to consider the former AFC Wimbledon striker, as per Sky Sports News.

Last season, Taylor scored 25 goals to help Charlton to promotion. But he might be leaving The Valley if a solution is not found. Rangers’ hopes of signing the 29-year-old could receive a boost.

Bowyer on Taylor

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Talking about Taylor’s future, Bowyer told The South London Press: “Lyle has been offered a contract and he declined it. It’s his choice if he wants to sign it or not. We’ve offered him a good contract. Roland [Duchatelet] offered him what we think is a good contract.”

However, despite Bowyer’s comments, Taylor has claimed on Twitter that he has not been offered a new deal, as pointed out by this report.

TBR’s view

Rangers hold a distinct advantage over the three other English clubs. Steven Gerrard’s men are able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement for Taylor to move to Ibrox on a free transfer in summer 2020.

This could be a new challenge that appeals to the Montserrat international. After years of plying his trade in the English Football League, he could compete for silverware at Rangers.

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