Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have been urged by Billy Dodds to break the bank this summer and bring a player previously deemed “almost on the same level as Alfredo Morelos” to Ibrox (Scottish Sun).
According to report in the Scottish Sun from mid-May, Rangers are tracking Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes with a view to taking him to Ibrox.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed a superb breakout season this term, turning in a number of impressive displays for the Doonhammers and claiming 12 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.
Dykes signed for Livingston in January 2019 before heading back to Queen of the South on loan, and Livi’s patience has paid off this season.
Former Rangers forward Dodds reckons Dykes is exactly the type of striker the Light Blues need if they are to finally put an end to Celtic’s domestic dominance.
“I think Rangers should go and try and bring in Lyndon Dykes,” Dodds told the Scottish Sun. “They haven’t had what you would call a targetman for some time now and they missed that at points last season.
“He is getting better all of the time and he has plenty of years ahead of him. Dykes has all the attributes you would need to be a top player and he would get more chances to add more goals to his game at Ibrox.
“Boys like him don’t come around too often and I would be pushing the boat out to get him this summer… he is the perfect buy for Rangers and the type of player that Gerrard is going to need if he is to stop Celtic.”
Rangers certainly need to rebuild this summer following another fruitless season and cover in attack is essential, with just Morelos and Jermain Defoe as the senior options up front.
Dykes has shown he’s a cut above in the Scottish top flight, a tall target man with raw power, aggression and a superb engine – he just doesn’t stop running.
Nikola Katic previously deemed him “almost on the same level as Alfredo” and there’s no question about it – if Rangers can afford the reported £2million price tag, they should look to bring him to Ibrox.