Queens Park Rangers have been dealt a major blow in their bid to keep Rob Dickie at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by Football Insider, who claim that Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are locked in a battle to sign the QPR centre-back over what remains of the summer transfer window, while Newcastle United are also credited with an interest in the 25-year-old.
This latest update comes off the back of recent comments made by Mark Warburton, who revealed that he is confident the former England U19 international will remain a QPR player upon the closure of the summer market at the end of August.
Considering just how sure it appears Warburton is that Dickie will be staying at QPR this summer, should the defender go on to secure a move away from west London in the coming weeks, it will undoubtedly leave the 58-year-old gutted.
Indeed, the £2.25m-rated man has been in exceptional form over his three Championship appearances this season, helping his side keep one clean sheet, as well as making an average of 1.3 interceptions, 1.3 tackles, three clearances and winning a whopping nine duels per game.
These returns have seen the £8k-per-week centre-back earn an extraordinary average SofaScore match rating of 7.73, not only ranking him as Warburton’s best performer in the second tier but also as the third-best player in the entirety of the division.
As such, losing the services of Dickie, especially so late in the transfer window, would quite clearly come as a huge blow to the QPR manager and his team, who will undoubtedly be hoping that the 25-year-old can be the cornerstone on which the club build their promotion push this season.