Celtic scourge Lyndon Dykes has told Livingston he wants to quit for Barnsley after being touted for a Rangers move.

A Scottish source has told Football Insider that the striker, 24, is eager to play at a higher level and move to the English Championship outfit.

Barnsley have tabled a £1million bid that has been rejected by Livi but they may return with an improved offer.

Rangers have also been keeping tabs on Dykes as they look to strengthen their attack but have yet to make a formal move.

He was one of the outstanding non-Celtic and Rangers players in the Scottish Premiership last season, scoring 12 goals and provided 10 assists in 33 appearances in all competitions.

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Speculation has surrounded the Australian’s future after he claimed he could thrive at Rangers.

“He scared Ajer and the Celtic defenders last season, didn’t he?,” ex-Aberdeen striker Noel Whelan told Football Insider.

“He has been open about moving to a bigger club and has publicly backed himself.

 

“You have got to love his confidence and you have got to have that confidence as a striker. You must believe in your own talent.

Barnsley escaped relegation on Wednesday night when they won at promotion-chasing Brentford to maintain their second-tier status.

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