Lyndon Dykes has been given the backing of Livingston to succeed at QPR.
Prior to Sunday’s terrific 0-0 stalemate with Rangers, the Lions were hit with a heavy blow. It was reported that the club were going to lose their star man in a seven-figure deal that would take Dykes to QPR.
The forward has been terrific for Gary Holt’s side, scoring 14 goals with 10 assists in 36 matches. It is a huge deal for the club though, a deal which will break their transfer record.
It’s a huge opportunity for the player too, with QPR able to give him a big increase in pay plus the chance to thrive at a higher level. Whilst the deal has not been completed yet, terms have been agreed between Livingston and QPR.
All that is needing completed is Dykes to sign on the dotted line. He has been in London for his medical as he prepares to swap West Lothian for West London, Dykes having the full backing of the Lions.
“Lyndon has been a massive part of our success over the last 12 months and everyone at the club wishes him nothing but success in the future,” Head of Football Operations David Martindale said.
“I’m sure I speak for us all when I say he will be sorely missed both on and off the park. As a club, it’s also a great acknowledgement of the work going on to help develop players that Lyndon’s transfer fee will break the current club record previously held by the sale of David Fernandez to Celtic FC back in 2002.
“It’s testament to every single member of staff at Livingston FC, along with the players, that we had the level of interest in Lyndon that we did. I know first-hand that we have all played a massive part in Lyndon’s development over the last 12 months but more importantly, Lyndon himself is being rewarded for his appetite and endeavour that he brought into work every day, along with his infectious personality.
“I’ve no doubt at all that he has the ability & mindset to go there and kick on again. Without a shadow of a doubt all of our jobs just got that little bit harder at the club, but this was an opportunity for Lyndon to go and compete in one of the biggest leagues in Europe.
“It has also given Livingston FC a bit of added financial stability that is more than welcome given the current climate. Everyone at Livingston FC is delighted for Lyndon – go and smash it big man!”