Gallen believes Dickie could leave QPR this summer

Rob Dickie could be a potential target for Premier League clubs or the teams who come down to the Championship this summer, former QPR striker Kevin Gallen believes.

The 26-year-old defender has enjoyed a solid second season in west London having signed from Oxford United in 2020.

West Ham and Leeds United have both been linked with him. 

And Gallen – who played for QPR between 1994 and 2000 and then again between 2001 and 2007 – believes Dickie is the most likely player to leave the club this summer.

“I don’t think that’s a problem selling Rob Dickie because if that money is then reinvested to make the actual squad and team better, I think that’s a good thing,” he said, speaking on the West London Sport QPR Podcast.

“Reinvest in the team, make the squad better, make it stronger, make the first 11 better. Not a problem, I think that’s the best way.

“Dickie could go to, like, an Everton if they get relegated. Even a Norwich. They’ve got Premier League money, parachute money. They’ve got money to spend, he’s a young player.

“You’re not really going to lose out on Dickie, are you? He’s got a good seven or eight years left in him so he’s not really high risk.

“If you’re signing Dickie for £10m, it’s not a high risk signing because you know what you’re going to get. Solid defender, good on the ball, good attitude. It’s just a good, solid signing if a team has that sort of money.

“Even if he goes to a mid-table club in the Premier League and they say you’re a backup.”