With Alfredo Morelos’ future at Ibrox far from certain regardless of links down south, there is a feeling Rangers are planning for life without the Colombian, and one name does keep surfacing as a natural-born replacement for the 23-year old.
Livingston’s Lyndon Dykes has been highly-rated for some time now, and the Aussie-born Scottish striker, with a stunning 9 goals and 9 assists this campaign in 25 appearances for Gary Holt’s side, is proven SPL quality material and many back him to make the big step up to Rangers, his boyhood team.
The 24-year old is big, strong, quick, and clinical, and the fact he’s been delivering such superb numbers for a defensive team like the Tony Macaroni side shows just what he could live up to at Ibrox with far more attack-minded flair and play.
“I have heard about interest and scouts watching me but my goal is to reach as high as I can. One day move onto a better league and a bigger team. But I want to prove week-in, week-out that I’m a player people want. I look at paper talk, which isn’t always set in stone. But I want to make it happen, I’ll always work hard to have a good career. I want people to remember my name and the player I was. Hopefully if I keep playing well, the sky is the limit.”
He said that in late 2019 and clearly has ambition way beyond what Livi can deliver him – he’s got the tools in his game to go all the way in the sport, and with a deal taking him till summer 2022 he won’t be pennies to go to Rangers.
But it’s a signing Rangers would be wise to make, whether Morelos leaves or not, in truth.