Queens Park Rangers are eyeing a move for Oxford United player Rob Dickie as they plan to solve their centre-back issue, according to West London Sport.
Their defender Toni Leistner is close to leaving the club, which increases the need for Mark Warburton to bring more options at centre-back. The report claims that the club is interested to hire at least one centre-back this summer. They were strongly linked with Northampton Town’s Charlie Goode but the player joined Brentford instead.
Now the Superhoops want to bring the 24-year-old to Loftus Road, however, they face competition for the impressive defender from several other clubs.
Dickie, who represented England at U18 and U19 levels, began his career with Reading, but he failed to make an impact at the Madejski and so was loaned out to Basingstoke Town, Cheltenham Town, and Lincoln City respectively.
He landed a move to Oxford United in January 2018 where he has so far made 86 league appearances and scored two goals.
The English footballer was part of the Yellows’ team last campaign that made it to the League One play-off final but lost the important match 2-1 at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley.
Rob is a good defender who has the capability to shine at the Championship level. For the 24-year-old, it would be a step up into a new environment, but we have examples of many footballers who proved to be successful despite not having the experience at a higher level.
Ben White enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Leeds even though his previous experience came further down the EFL ladder.