REPORT: Fulham, Middlesbrough and Reading Show Interest in Oxford United’s Rob Dickie

OXFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Rob Dickie of Oxford United during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam Stadium on February 4, 2020 in Oxford, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Fulham, Middlesbrough and Reading have all shown interest in Oxford United defender Rob Dickie, as reported by John Cross for The Mirror. The 24-year-old centre back signed a one-year contract extension earlier in the season which expires next summer.

Fulham, Middlesbrough and Reading Show Interest in Oxford United’s Rob Dickie

Plenty of Interest in Dickie

The 24-year-old, who has already been linked with a move to Burnley, Southampton and Leeds United this season, has had a tremendous campaign for the U’s.

Oxford signed Dickie from Reading in January 2018, and the Royals are now one of a number of clubs that have shown interest in the defender. Having come through the ranks with the Championship outfit, he made just one senior appearance for the club.

Elsewhere, former England defender Jonathan Woodgate has also seen enough to entice him as he looks to bring him to Middlesbrough, while Scott Parker’s Fulham could be competing in the Premier League next season, but they are also keen.

The defender has come on leaps and bounds this season. Confident with playing the ball out of the back, Dickie has also shown tremendous maturity and leadership on the pitch.

But with that, along with financial instability as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the U’s may need to cash in for their prized defender, according to Football League World.

The report claims that Dickie is valued at £600,000, but Oxford will be looking for a couple of million for their key player.

Dickie at Oxford

It has been a solid season for the U’s, who sit third in League One while also reaching the fourth round of the FA Cup and the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

Dickie has made 46 appearances this season, scoring once and providing four assists for Karl Robinson’s side.

Since his arrival at the club, he has gone on to make over 100 appearances and has established himself as the clubs first choice defender.

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