Boro enjoy transfer boost for key target

Boro enjoy transfer boost for key target

Middlesbrough have been handed a transfer boost as Barnsley have seen a £1 million bid rejected by Livingston.

Barnsley have had a £1 million bid turned down Livingston for Boro target Lyndon Dykes.

Lyndon Dykes enjoyed an impressive season with Livingston, scoring 12 times and assisting 10. His form alerted several Championship clubs, with oneBoro first reporting on Middlesbrough's interest in the striker earlier in the summer transfer window.

Barnsley had been viewed as the favourites for his signature, but the BBC have confirmed that a bid of around £1 million was rejected by the Scottish side.

Livingston are believed to have placed an asking price of £2 million for the striker as they look to cash-in this summer.

The forward is expected to leave Livingston this summer and a battle has ensued on his signature. Boro are thought to be interested in a forward following an underwhelming season which saw the club emerge as one of the lowest scorers in the League.

Dykes is seen as a player that could bring a different dimension to the attack with his pace, aggression and finishing in front of goal.

Manager Neil Warnock is expected to discuss with the club regarding potential targets and a striker is expected to be high on the list. Dykes ticks the boxes as he is an all-round forward who scores and assists in equal measures.

However, there will be concerns as to whether he would be able to thrive in a league like the Championship.

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