Former Rangers defender, Alan Hutton, feels that Rangers would do well to look at another Scottish Premiership target if they don’t see Florian Kamberi as the answer to play second fiddle to Alfredo Morelos.
So what has Hutton said?
When asked about what Dykes would bring to Rangers and the rumours, he said:
“They were interested in January and it didn’t quite work out – with the one year left now I can’t imagine the fee to be too big.
“I definitely think that will be an avenue that they’ll try to explore. Whether he’s going to come in and be a regular starter week in, week out, I’m not so sure, that’s up to him to prove himself and work hard.
“He’s definitely a player who’s caused Rangers and Celtic many problems this season, he’s really stepped up in the bigger games and showcased his talents. I’m not surprised Gerrard’s looking at him I think he’d be a really good addition, especially if Kamberi’s not going to stay.”
So is Hutton correct?
One thing that most fans will agree on is that Dykes has caused problems for both Rangers and Celtic’s defenders this season, bullying the £7million man, Christopher Jullien, to the extent that he was lucky to stay on the pitch.
Dykes has a physicality that is sorely missed in the attack when Morelos is unavailable and Jermain Defoe has always performed better with a partner, Kamberi has mainly been used wider in his short spell at the club, although he did play well when tasked with playing centrally against Braga in the Europa League, but for a missed chance or two.
The Livingston forward has two years left on his contract, however, the current financial state of Scottish football may mean that Rangers are able to pick the striker up without breaking the bank and bring a much needed flexibility to Gerrard’s striking options – any player that can cause Celtic problems would be a much welcomed addition to his squad.