A trio of Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in 25-year-old Queens Park Rangers striker Lyndon Dykes.
West Bromwich Albion, Burnley and Fulham are among those registering an interest ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.
The 6’2” striker has handled the step up from Livingston to the Championship admirably, scoring 12 league goals this season including an incredible recent run of form. Dykes’ six goals in April marks the first time a Hoops player has managed such a total in a calendar month for 17 years.
All three clubs are in the topflight for the time being, but Fulham and The Baggies look highly likely to be playing in the Championship next season with time running out to ensure Premier League survival.
Their interest, therefore, could be rationalised as a potential look ahead to second division football next season given that Dykes has proven himself at that level.
Conversely, Burnley look set to stay up although they have their own target man in Chris Wood who is in great form. If Dykes was to be tempted by Premier League football next season, it seems probable that he would arrive at Turf Moor as a backup.
Mark Warburton’s QPR will be keen to hold onto their top scorer as they gear up for a fresh promotion push next season.
With two goals in ten appearances for the Scottish national team, Dykes himself could be set for a big summer at the European Championships. Consequently, if business is to be conducted surrounding Dykes’ future, it may well be done early in the summer window.