Former Scotland captain Barry Ferguson thinks Tartan Army hero Lyndon Dykes will end up moving to the Premiership next season for “more than £10million” and insists the striker was “always destined to go to a higher level.”
Dykes is currently plying his trade in the English Championship with QPR but Fergie is convinced he’ll move on sooner rather than later after he “stood out like a sore thumb” in Scottish football.
Dykes became the first Scotland star to score in four consecutive internationals since 1969, when he netted in both games earlier this week and Ferguson is convinced a big money move awaits the former Livingston and Queen of the South favourite.
“The chances are he’ll end up in the Premier League next season having been bought for more than £10m because that’s the kind of money strikers go for down south when they’re doing what Dykes has been doing over the last 12 months,” Ferguson said [Daily Record].
“And that almost certainly means the likes of Rangers and Celtic will be priced well out of the market if or when the Aussie does leave Loftus Road for bigger and better things.
“He’s now an experienced international player with 20 caps under his belt and has made himself one of Scotland’s key men. He’s not just some kid who hasn’t really been tried and tested. He’s establishing a reputation for himself as the real deal and players like that don’t come on the cheap. He’s probably worth a fortune already.
“It’s a real shame because you don’t want to see our best players going to England for relative buttons but Scottish football’s loss has been QPR’s gain.
“And, as much as I wish he’d stayed up here – on the right side of Glasgow – I’m absolutely delighted for him because his story is unbelievable. It was only a couple of years ago the guy was playing for Queen of the South.
“Livingston were clever enough to take a punt on him and every time I watched them play in the Premiership he stood out like a sore thumb.
“You could sense there was something about him. He was always destined to go to a higher level.”
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