Report: QPR set to reignite interest in 14-goal striker


QPR have renewed their interest in signing Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes, a report from The Scottish Sun has claimed.

Mark Warburton’s side were one of a number of Championship clubs linked with a move for the forward earlier in the season, and it now seems as though that interested in the forward from QPR has re-emerged.

According to the latest reports, Rangers are once again considering an attempt to bring the 24-year-old to The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this summer, after hearing of a rejected bid for Dykes from Championship rivals Barnsley.

It is thought that QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand has watched Dykes twice since Scottish football re-started at the beginning of August, with the forward twice finding the net since the campaign began.

Having joined Livingston from Queen of the South back in the summer of 2019, Dykes has scored 14 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions for Livingston, who are winless in the league so far this season.

As things stand, there are two years remaining on Dykes’ contract at Livingston, putting the club in a strong position to negotiate any bids that come in for the striker.

Livingston will reportedly demand around £2million for Dykes, with Stoke and Middlesbrough both also credited with an interest in the striker.

This could certainly be a move worth making for QPR.

With the way things look to be playing out this summer, it does seem as though the club are going to need to add some more attacking threats to their squad before the new campaign gets underway.

Dykes’ record for Livingston suggests that he could fill that role for Rangers, and given the level of interest there is in the striker from elsewhere in the Championship, they may well need to move quickly to secure this deal before missing out.

If they don’t, then a potential move to another Championship club could then come back to bite QPR on and off the pitch in the coming months.

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