Premier League sides Burnley and Southampton are reportedly interested in securing the signature of Oxford United’s Rob Dickie this summer, according to Football Insider.
The 23-year-old has been one of Karl Robinson’s star players this term at the Kassam Stadium, featuring a total of 39 times in all competitions for the U’s.
He has contributed with four assists for Oxford so far this campaign, also winning four Man of the Match awards in League One. The central defender has had his fair share of admirers as a result.
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It is reported that both Premier League clubs are keeping a close eye on the defender, and with 18 months left on his current deal at Oxford, the club could find it difficult to keep him beyond the end of the season.
The defender came through Reading’s academy, but only went on to make one senior appearance for the Royals.
During his time at the Madejski Stadium, he spent time on loan at Basingstoke, Cheltenham and Lincoln respectively before joining Oxford in January 2018 on a permanent deal.
He has since gone on to make 104 appearances for the Yellows in two-and-a-half seasons at the club.
This rumour has come out of the blue, but with Oxford’s recent League Cup and FA Cup appearances in front of the television cameras, their players have attracted some attention from the big clubs.
The U’s lost Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu to Brentford on deadline day, and another key player could be on his way out this summer if Burnley and Southampton’s interest is serious enough.