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Fulham are interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Lyndon Dykes, according to TEAMtalk.
Dykes joined QPR on a four-year deal from Livingston in the summer, and has since established himself as a key player under Mark Warburton.
The 25-year-old has scored 14 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions this season, with 12 of those coming in the Championship.
TEAMtalk claim, though, that Fulham, West Brom and Burnley are ready to test QPR’s resolve having kept tabs on Dykes this season.
Here, we discuss a potential switch across West London for Dykes…
This would throw the cat amongst the pigeons!
Lyndon Dykes is a player who has taken to the Championship really well and so it’s no surprise that he’s attracting interest elsewhere.
With Mitrovic potentially on the move this summer it means that Fulham could be after a replacement, but a move for a QPR man could be controversial.
The Hoops won’t want to sell a key player to one of their rivals and so if this deal happened then it would certainly leave a bitter taste in the mouths of the fans.
For that reason I’m not sure this will happen.
This is a signing that would make a lot of sense for Fulham if they were relegated from the Premier League and were needing to make signings to try and take them back up.
Dykes is a forward that has had a year now to adapt to the English second tier and shown some encouraging signs in the last few weeks with six goals in his last six matches. That shows that he is starting to get rewarded for being in the right positions and doing the right sort of work off the ball.
Fulham could provide him with a lot of quality service and he could thrive off that next season in the Championship with them. He has the potential to score 15 plus goals if he is a regular starter within their side you would feel.
This is certainly a signing that they should be trying hard to make happen if they are relegated. However, if they do stay up, then there might be other better options to pursue for the top-flight.
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I think this would be a really good addition to the Fulham team.
Dykes struggled to make his mark in English football early into his spell with QPR, but he’s certainly made up for lost time in recent months.
He’s formed an impressive partnership in attack alongside Charlie Austin, and looks a real threat at this level nowadays.
I’d be surprised if Fulham were to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season, so it makes sense for the club to plan for life back in the second-tier.
I can see Dykes being a 20-goal striker in the future in the Championship, and he could prove to be the ideal player to rely on to score the goals to fire the Cottagers back into the Premier League next term.