“I CAN SEE INTEREST” – QPR FAN PUNDIT DELIVERS VERDICT ON TRANSFER SCENARIO POTENTIALLY DEVELOPING AROUND 26-YEAR-OLD

Queens Park Rangers can be satisfied with their start to the season under Michael Beale.

The R’s are sitting sixth in the table after three wins in the last five, taking them to four wins, three draws and three defeats in the opening 10 fixtures.

Rob Dickie has featured in eight of those 10 games, as the 26-year-old aims to continue as a mainstay under Beale. As per Wyscout he’s averaging 4.89 interceptions per 90, 12.81 recoveries and 2.33 clearances, all whilst making just seven fouls.

The stats are steady and, in the past, The Athletic have outlined how West Ham, Southampton, Burnley, Leeds United and Wolves have held an interest in Dickie from the Premier League.

Two transfer windows have been and gone since then, with QPR retaining their centre-back.

However, FLW’s QPR fan pundit, Louis Moir, feels more interest might come in 2023.

“I can see interest in Rob Dickie in January, I can definitely see it,” Louis outlined.

“Selling him, for some fans, would be good depending on how much cash we could get for him but I’d look to keep hold of him. You’ve got to keep hold of him.

“Statistically he’s been one of the best centre-backs in the Championship so far this season. He goes under the radar a bit from not showing the levels he did when he first joined the club, even though he was still very good I thought. He’s a cracking centre-back to have in the Championship.”

Tactically, there’s one way in which Louis would like to see Dickie and the rest of QPR’s defensive unit used.

“What I’d love to see is us switch to a back-three or back-five and Rob Dickie on the right-side, Leon Balogun in the middle and Jake Clarke-Salter on the left,” Louis continued. “That would complement the team really well and all three of them individually.”

January is still months away but with the World Cup sandwiched between now and then, fixtures are at a minimum.

Could it be that these are some of Dickie’s final games in the QPR shirt?

“With Dickie, I can see the interest coming in January from Premier League clubs,” Louis concluded.

“If we were to sell, it would take another big bid because he’s a big player for us. If you are to sell a big player in January, you are going to have to (as a bidder) cough up a lot of money to take away one of our most valuable assets.

“I hope it doesn’t happen but I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s interest at the very least. There might be some bids but I’m sure the club would reject them unless it was an offer we couldn’t refuse.”

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