Livingston Football Club can today confirm that a bid for Lyndon Dykes from an English Championship side has been accepted.
Lyndon will travel south for his medical over the next few days and we expect the permanent transfer to be concluded over the course of the week.
Head of Football Operations David Martindale said:
“Lyndon has been a massive part of our success over the last 12 months and everyone at the club wishes him nothing but success in the future. I’m sure I speak for us all when I say he will be sorely missed both on and off the park.
“As a club, it’s also a great acknowledgement of the work going on to help develop players that Lyndon’s transfer fee will break the current club record previously held by the sale of David Fernandez to Celtic FC back in 2002. Further details on that side of things will be released in due course.
“It’s testament to every single member of staff at Livingston FC, along with the players, that we had the level of interest in Lyndon that we did. I know first-hand that we have all played a massive part in Lyndon’s development over the last 12 months but more importantly, Lyndon himself is being rewarded for his appetite and endeavour that he brought into work every day, along with his infectious personality. I’ve no doubt at all that he has the ability & mindset to go there and kick on again.
“Without a shadow of a doubt all of our jobs just got that little bit harder at the club, but this was an opportunity for Lyndon to go and compete in one of the biggest leagues in Europe. It has also given Livingston FC a bit of added financial stability that is more than welcome given the current climate.
“Everyone at Livingston FC is delighted for Lyndon – go and smash it big man!
“I would also like to go on record thanking STORMSPORTSX for their professionalism throughout this process.”
The deal is subject to international clearance and the player agreeing personal terms but as and when officially complete, we’ll be sure to update you all on the official website and club social media channels.