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Steve Cooper’s Swansea City have been one of the best performing outfits in the Championship this term, with the south Wales outfit currently sitting in fourth place after 16 games gone.
Much of the club’s exploits this term have been down to the bright form displayed by Borja Baston and Andre Ayew, with both players leading the way in the scoring stakes for the Swans thus far.
However these exploits haven’t put an end to rumours of the Swans potentially bringing in reinforcements up top, with Teamtalk.com reporting that Cooper’s side are eyeing a move for Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes in January.
Would Dykes be a good signing for Swansea City?
The 24-year-old represents an attractive option for the south Wales club, with the Australian born forward having scored five goals in 14 games this term, whilst also showcasing his creative side with two assists.
The forward has relatively good experience for a player of his age, making over 100 appearances in Scottish football for Queen of the South and Livingston respectively, perhaps suggesting that he is ready to make the step up to a more competitive league in the form of the English Championship.
The signing of the young forward would in theory take the weight off of the collective shoulders of Messrs Baston and Ayew, with the duo having provided a large portion of the club’s goal tally this term, perhaps suggesting that Cooper should look to dip into the market for support.
Fellow forward Sam Surridge has also failed to really hit the ground running at the Liberty Stadium since arriving on loan from Premier League Bournemouth, potentially opening up the possibility of the club cutting short his temporary move short, with a view to bringing in a more adequate replacement.
The signing of Dykes would add not only another aerial threat due to his height, but also another forward who is capable of linking the play with the ball at his feet, meaning that he can provide a good outlet in central areas for Cooper’s preferred possession based style.
It remains to be seen if Swansea will act on their apparent interest in the 24-year-old, with there still being a substantial amount of time between now and January for their existing forwards to find the back of the net on a more consistent basis.