Alan Hutton suggests that Rangers may replace loanee Florian Kamberi with Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes this summer.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Australian-born hitman and scourge of Celtic would be a “really good addition” if the 25-year-old returns to Hibernian in the summer.
The Scottish Sun report that Dykes, 24, is among Steven Gerrard’s top transfer targets as he looks to bolster his forward line for next season.
As revealed by Football Insider back in January, Dykes was among the Gers’ targets during the winter window but instead signed Kamberi on loan from Hibs instead.
With the Livingston ace having just one year left on his contract, Hutton believes it could be a case of one in, one out at Ibrox this summer.
Hutton told Football Insider: “They were interested in January and it didn’t quite work out – with the one year left now I can’t imagine the fee to be too big.
“I definitely think that will be an avenue that they’ll try to explore. Whether he’s going to come in and be a regular starter week in, week out, I’m not so sure, that’s up to him to prove himself and work hard.
“He’s definitely a player who’s caused Rangers and Celtic many problems this season, he’s really stepped up in the bigger games and showcased his talents. I’m not surprised Gerrard’s looking at him I think he’d be a really good addition, especially if Kamberi’s not going to stay.”
Dykes has scored 12 goals and contributed 10 assists in 33 appearances across all competitions this season.
Kamberi meanwhile has played a backup role to the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe at Ibrox, with a single strike in nine games for the Gers.
In other Rangers news, Hutton has tipped a 12-goal/assist ace to jump at the chance to rejoin the club this summer.