The rumoured Sheffield Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion and Glasgow Rangers target Lyle Taylor has rejected a new contract, his manager claims.
Wednesday, West Brom and Rangers are among the many clubs being credited with an interest in the Charlton Athletic striker (Sky Sports), whose existing deal expires in the summer.
And it now looks likely that Taylor will be on the move in 2020 – although whether that’s to Hillsborough, The Hawthorns, Ibrox or somewhere else remains to be seen.
Speaking to The South London Press this week, the Charlton manager Lee Bowyer, who slammed Joe Aribo’s move from The Valley to Rangers earlier this year, said:
Lyle has been offered a contract and he declined it.
It’s his choice if he wants to sign it or not.
We’ve offered him a good contract. Roland [Duchatelet, the outgoing Charlton owner] offered him what we think is a good contract.
Taylor has scored 30 goals in 54 games for Charlton, including five in nine in the Championship this season.
And the Addicks are reported to have turned down bids of up to £4 million from Brentford in the summer transfer window.
But the 29-year-old should cost considerably less than that now and will leave south-east London for free at the end of the season if an agreement cannot be reached before then.
Wednesday are one of the clubs chasing down West Brom at the top of the Championship and adding Taylor would boost the pair’s push for promotion.
Rangers, meanwhile, are competing with Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title but are arguably lacking in depth beyond their primary front men, Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe.