It comes as no suprise that Lyle Taylor is a man in demand this summer after notching 14 league goals for AFC Wimbledon last season. Dons manager Neal Ardley expects the striker to leave the club this transfer window with a number of clubs pursuing his signature.

The 28 year old joined Kingsmeadow in 2015 from Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee.

In 131 league games for Wimbledon, Taylor has netted on 44 occasions and was pivotal in helping the Dons reach League One in 2016.

Taylor netted the first goal in the Playoff Final against Plymouth as Wimbledon won the League Two Playoffs.

His goals last season were a key reason as to why Wimbledon avoided the drop, but his form hasn’t gone unnoticed and he is on a number of clubs wanted lists.

Recently relegated Sunderland are thought to be interested in signing the former Sheffield United man as they look to secure an instant return to the Championship.

Wigan Athletic are also rumoured to be interested in Taylor, as they look to consolidate their place in the second tier.

However, Dons boss Neal Ardley believes that he will be sold to a ‘good League One club’.

Speaking to South London Press, he said:“We put in an exceptional offer, for us, to try and keep him.

“But I’m not sitting around scratching my backside, I’m out looking for a replacement.

“There is a small chance that Lyle will end up at a Championship club but I would’ve thought he would probably end up getting a decent contract at a good League One club, that’s more likely.”

After 3 years of service at Wimbledon, Lyle Taylor looks set to depart this summer, but his destination is still unknown as a number of clubs chase his services.


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