A player previously said to be on the radar of Glasgow Rangers has seemingly played his last game for his club amid speculation linking him with the Ibrox side and elsewhere.
Back in December, Rangers were believed to be keeping a close eye on Lyle Taylor’s situation at Charlton Athletic, according to Sky Sports.
English Championship sides Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield Wednesday were also reported to be in the hunt for the 30-year-old striker.
Taylor’s contract expires at the end of the month and manager Lee Bowyer told talkSPORT on Monday (10:50am) that he won’t be available for selection ahead of his contract expiring.
“It’s a difficult one for us,” the Charlton boss said. “We have 15 players out of contract, they finish at the end of June. Three of those players have said they’re not going to play (when football resumes) Lyle is one of them. That’s tough for us. That’s tough for me as the manager,
“Lyle is a good player for us. Like Troy Deeney at Watford, when he plays, we win games. And Lyle said that he’s not going to play because of risk of injury. He’s in such a difficult position. He wants to play (for us) but he’s so worried abut getting injured.
“He’s going to get a life-changing move. If it wasn’t for Lyle we wouldn’t even be in this division. He was outstanding last year.”
While a 30-year-old striker plying his trade in the second tier of English football may not seem like the most exciting proposition for a fanbase on paper, Taylor really has shown he’s a cut above this term, with 11 goals in 22 league games for a side battling relegation.
Given that Rangers could snap the Greenwich-born ace up for absolutely nothing, it’s hardly a huge gamble, and let’s not forget the evergreen Jermain Defoe’s success at Ibrox, not to mention how well the last player to swap Charlton for Rangers has been doing for Steven Gerrard’s side.
However, the Light Blues must move quickly for him – a talented player like him available on a free will surely be on the radar of many clubs.