Oxford United have completed the signing of 21-year-old centre-half Rob Dickie from Reading for an undisclosed fee.
The England under 19 international has been with the Royals since he was eight and has most recently been at Lincoln City where he has made 17 appearances in the Imps’ League 2 campaign. Prior to that he gained experience on loan at Cheltenham Town, helping them win promotion back in to the Football League. He joins the U’s on a two and a half year deal.
Manager Pep Clotet said
“Rob is a very hungry young player who we have been monitoring for a while now. He is strong, has a fantastic attitude and good technical and physical attributes. We are delighted that he has chosen to join us.
“He's played around 100 games across three different leagues despite his age, and at 21 we believe that he will continue to develop as a player and we think he will be a very positive asset for us.”
Rob told us:
“I have loved my time at Reading and at Lincoln this season but this is a fantastic opportunity for me. Oxford have a reputation for playing good football and everyone knows about the potential at the club so I can’t wait to join training for the first time and get involved.”
See a first interview in iFollow