Newcastle set to make move for the ‘new Harry Maguire’ – Steve Bruce a ‘big admirer’ – Report

According to Football Insider, Steve Bruce is hoping to sign QPR star Rob Dickie this summer – a player he’s been a ‘big admirer’ of for a few seasons now.

They state that the towering centre-back has been identified as Bruce’s ‘top target’ as he looks to bolster our ageing defence, with him said to be a long-term target and someone we’ve tracked ever since he impressed in our FA Cup clashes with Oxford in 2019/20.

The report also claims that we very nearly made a move for the 25-year-old last summer before he ended swapping Oxford for Loftus Road last summer in a deal worth £2.5m.

Dickie has been likened to Harry Maguire for his ability to step out with the ball despite his huge 6ft 3′ frame – an interesting comparison considering Bruce handed the Man Utd skipper his big break at Premier League level by signing him for Hull City back in 2014.

Football Insider also suggest that a move for Dickie could appeal to Mike Ashley, with the club believed to see him as a player who’ll get better and better and be worth big money before long.

The former England U19 youth international has been QPR’s standout player for 2020/21, winning all of their end-of-season awards on a debut year that’s seen him score three times, help them to 14 clean sheets and play 43 of their 46 league games.

Given his age, our long-term interest, Bruce’s recent focus on British talent and the fact he’s unlikely to cost too much, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s something in this latest transfer link. Only time will tell!

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2 thoughts on “Newcastle set to make move for the ‘new Harry Maguire’ – Steve Bruce a ‘big admirer’ – Report

  1. IF the idiots let Bruce have any say we’ll end up with Jones from ManU

    Let’s get things straight the ONLY players Bruce had any say on was Hendrick and Backslider Fraser

    Both useless

    And spat his dummy when Lingard went to WH = didn’t want Willock and didn’t speak to him in the first month = leaving his sponsor to be the go between

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  2. 20 million and we might think about it. He is on a four year contract so if you think you will get him cheap think again.

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