AFC Bournemouth’s overreliance on the scoring prowess of Dominic Solanke is there for all to see this season.
The former Chelsea and Liverpool frontman leads the way by quite some distance over his teammates in the scoring charts with 19 already, with only Philip Billing getting anywhere near him on eight.
Aside from that, Solanke is far and away the club’s main source of goals and that may be a fact that Scott Parker will choose to take into account this month as he considers his options at this hectic time of year.
Of course the transfer window is open again – there will be plenty of names being thrust the way of the Cherries but in truth it would have to be someone with good Championship or Premier League pedigree in order for the club to make a serious offer this month.
Therefore a move for QPR’s Lyndon Dykes makes plenty of sense, with TEAMtalk recently reporting that the frontman is of interest to the Cherries this month as they seek to add further to the signings of James Hill and Ethan Laird.
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The Australian born Scotland international has been a big hit in West London since his much anticipated move from Livingston and already has 19 goals to his name in just north of 60 games for the R’s.
Despite the player being under contract at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium until the summer of 2024, Bournemouth seem to believe they have the financial capital required to lure the striker to the South Coast in order to provide Solanke with some much needed support and competition.
Jamal Lowe has largely been used as a winger this season by Parker, whilst Morgan Rogers is arguably the only other member of the current squad who could operate as a central striker.
Therefore the decision to sell Sam Surridge to Stoke City over the summer now looks more questionable than clever with the Cherries now seemingly keen to properly replace the striker with a like for like signing.
Dykes certainly won’t come cheap but as they have shown in the past, Bournemouth won’t shy away from doing the necessary if they feel a player is worth the money.