Any January move for Lyndon Dykes, as posited by quite a few outlets since new Rangers manager Michael Beale took over yesterday looks dead in the water after the Aussie-born Scottish international inferred his former boss is a ‘snake’ and even appeared to call him ‘vermin’.
Dykes, 27, was signed by Mark Warburton from Livingston for a reported £1.5M when Rangers’ interest in him was also strong – the Ibrox side opted instead for Switzerland’s Cedric Itten and Dykes went to Loftus Road.
But with former QPR boss Beale now joining up at Rangers, it was viewed by quite a few that he might make a move for the hitman, given the obvious connection and connotations – however, Dykes’ comment on social media appears to pour cold water on that:
This would appear to be a direct reference to Beale’s actions, and we can’t say Dykes is wrong to accuse his former boss with such slurs, but it almost definitely puts paid to any notion of Beale making a move for the striker.
With 6 in 22 this season and 27 and 8 in 101, Rangers fans might not be terribly bothered to lose out on Dykes, even though his national career is honourable with 8 in 26 – his spell in England hasn’t exactly lit the heather on fire, or put any shrimps on any barbies.
Prolific he isn’t, but he is a bit strong unit up front and can cause trouble for sure – but pure goalscoring isn’t his forte although he was a lot stronger with 14 and 10 in 36 for Livingston in the SPL.
So one would imagine that’s the level he’d reach and beyond if Rangers signed him – but given how he clearly feels about his former boss, there’s surely no chance of it happening now.
That said, we know money talks in football, and if Rangers actually did want him, we doubt he’d stick to his principles and stay in London – then again, Beale would actually have to want a man who’d called him such derogatory names.
Probably not going to happen.