Leeds United and West Ham United are reportedly vying for the signature of 25-year-old Queens Park Rangers defender Rob Dickie.

According to a report by The Athletic, Rob Dickie is becoming a highly sought-after player in the market heading into the January transfer window. Leeds United and West Ham United are among the clubs keen on signing the 25-year-old Queens Park Rangers defender, with Southampton, Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers also interested.

Rob Dickie has spent his entire career in the lower leagues in England, representing seven different clubs to date. The English defender spent his formative years at Reading, but his best phase has come since his move to Queens Park Rangers from Oxford United in September 2020.

To date, the 25-year-old has made 71 appearances for QPR, chipping in with seven goals and two assists in the process. Dickie’s progress in the last 15 months has not gone unnoticed, with some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, including Leeds United and West Ham United, setting their sights on him.

The interest from Leeds United is understandable, even though they signed two defenders in Robin Koch and Diego Llorente last year. However, both players have been beset with injury woes, with neither managing to impress much when fit. In addition, Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk have blown hot and cold, prompting Leeds to enter the market for a centre-back.

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To that end, the Whites have recently been linked with several centre-backs, including Omar Colley, with Dickie also a viable target. On the other hand, West Ham’s eagerness to sign someone like the 25-year-old is justified by the injuries sustained by Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna.

While Zouma will likely return in a few weeks, Ogbonna’s season has come to a premature end. That is why West Ham must sign a centre-back in the January transfer window, with Dickie emerging as a key target.

In addition to Leeds and West Ham, Southampton, Burnley, and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also keen on signing the 25-year-old English defender. So, with the competition for his signature being intense, it remains to be seen where Dickie will end up if he leaves QPR in January.

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