Rob Dickie Is Clarets Summer Transfer Target
According to reports from the Football Insider, Burnley are among a number of Premier League and Sky Bet Championship clubs plotting moves to sign Oxford United defender Rob Dickie. A source inside Turf Moor has said the club are keeping tabs on Dickie ahead of the summer transfer window.
The strapping centre-back has been a standout performer for the Sky Bet League One promotion chasers this season and his performances have brought him onto the radar of several Premier League and Sky Bet Championship clubs.
The Clarets are in the market for defensive reinforcements ahead of next season with the possibility of Ben Gibson leaving the club and Dickie is thought to figure highly on Sean Dyche’s wanted list. Dickie, has less than eighteen months to run on his current deal at Oxford United, who may be tempted to cash in this summer. The third-tier club are now bracing themselves for offers for their prize asset when the transfer window opens in the summer.
The central defender caught the eye of Premier League scouts following his impressive displays against West Ham United and Manchester City in Oxford United’s run to the Quarter-Finals of the Carabao Cup. He further demonstrated his ability with impressive performances in their two games against Newcastle United in the fourth round of the FA Cup to show he can mix it with the best.
Dickie has been an ever-present for Oxford United this season, making a staggering forty one appearances in all competitions so far this campaign and he has made over two hundred first-team appearances in his career to date. A former England U19 International joined Oxford United from Reading in January 2018 and is widely regarded as one of the best central defenders in the Football League.