Bristol City open talks for QPR defender Rob Dickie

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

2nd Jun, 2023 | 4:49pm

Sources: Bristol City open talks to sign QPR star Rob Dickie

Bristol City are in talks with Queens Park Rangers to sign defender Rob Dickie, sources have told Football Insider.

The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at QPR and Bristol City are preparing a move to lure him to Ashton Gate.

Following their 14th-placed finish in the Championship, Bristol City are in the market for a new central defender this summer as they prepare for their 2023/24 campaign.

With Dickie at risk of leaving for free next year, QPR may be willing to cash in on the centre-back in the upcoming window.

The experienced defender played a pivotal role in Gareth Ainsworth’s side this season, making 40 appearances across all competitions, including 38 in the Championship.

He failed to score or assist for the side, but played a total of 3,211 minutes across the season and was a standout performer in a QPR defence that has largely struggled.

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The London club had the second-worst defensive record in the division after conceding 71 goals in their league campaign.

With the 2022/23 calendar now complete, Dickie has spent three full seasons at QPR after signing for the club on a four-year contract in 2020.

Prior to his QPR move, Dickie enjoyed permanent stints at Oxford United and Reading, as well as loan spells at Basingstoke Town, Cheltenham Town and Lincoln City.

It is understood that Bristol City and QPR are currently in talks over the potential structure of a deal should Dickie decide to move on this summer.

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