Leeds United have registered their interest in signing Oxford United defender Rob Dickie according to Football Insider.
The central defender has been a key member of the Oxford squad in recent seasons, and has captained the side on a number of occasions this season in League One.
The 24-year-old made his way through the Reading academy in recent seasons, but made the move to Oxford back in 2018, and hasn’t looked back since.
Football Insider have previously reported that Dickie was attracting interest from Premier League sides Southampton and Burnley, although a formal bid was yet to materialise from either team.
But this recent report claims that Leeds’ scouts have been impressed with what they have seen from Dickie so far this season, and are weighing up a move for the defender.
He has made 44 appearances for Oxford United in all competitions this season, and the U’s will be hoping that they can hold onto him for as long as possible.
A move to Leeds United could be a tempting proposition though for Dickie, as Marcelo Bielsa’s side could well be playing their football in the Premier League next season.
The Whites are currently sat top of the Championship table, and will be hoping they can make a long-awaited return to the Premier League this term under the guidance of Bielsa.
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This would be an excellent signing for Leeds if they beat Southampton in the race to sign Dickie.
Dickie has really impressed me this season with Oxford, and I think he’s more than capable of making the step up to the Premier League if the right opportunity comes.
Marcelo Bielsa demands a lot from his current playing squad, but I definitely think that Dickie suits that style of play, as he’s also shown that he’s comfortable with the ball at his feet, and can certainly pick a pass.
It looks as though it’s going to be a real battle to secure his signature though, and he’ll have to weigh up his options as they head towards the summer transfer window.