Report: QPR join Championship rivals in race to sign 24-y/o defender


QPR have become the latest Championship clubs to take an interest in signing Oxford United defender Rob Dickie, a report from West London Sport has claimed.

Dickie enjoyed an impressive campaign in League One with Oxford, but his future at the Kassam Stadium now appears uncertain, after the club missed out on promotion to the Championship following their play-off final defeat to Wycombe.

It has recently been claimed by Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (14/07, 10:44), that Nottingham Forest and Fulham are interested in signing Dickie, and it now seems that interest in the 24-year-old is growing.

According to the latest reports, both QPR and Brentford – who face Fulham in Tuesday’s Championship play-off final – are keen to sign the centre back, as they look to strengthen their squads for the coming campaign.

Would you be happy with Rob Dickie at QPR?



As things stand, there are just 12 months remaining on Dickie’s contract with Oxford, meaning the League One club could be tempted to cash in on their captain this summer, rather than risk losing him on a free this time next year.

This could certainly be a useful deal for QPR if they are able to make it happen.

Defence was a major issue for Mark Warburton’s side last season, with only two clubs conceding more goals in the entire division.

As a result, it makes sense for Rangers to look to strengthen at the back this summer, and Dickie is someone whose performances – and interest from elsewhere – suggest could be able to do that.

Indeed, his contract situation at Oxford also means he could be available for a relatively cheap price, although with several other clubs linked, this could still turn into something of a bidding war.

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