Leeds United target 'unbelievable' EFL defender

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Leeds United supporters are certainly living their best lives this summer.

After 16 years of pain and suffering the Whites are finally back amongst the top teams in the land.

Few would argue that Leeds are among the biggest teams in the country, but unfortunately status is not a guarantee of success.

But after many years of hard graft the Yorkshire side are back where they belong.

The focus now has to be on staying there.

Marcelo Bielsa has been a huge influence on the success that's come to Elland Road, and he'll now be hoping that he can be the man to help them consolidate their place in the top flight.

Leeds won't need many signings this summer, but they'll certainly be hoping to add a handful of players who can help them out.

With Ben White returning to Brighton and speculation over his future ongoing, it's only right that the Yorkshire side assess their options as they look to bolster the defence.

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While several names have been linked, this EFL talent would certainly be a wildcard option.

Reports from the Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 65) has claimed that the club are interested in Rob Dickie.

The Oxford United man was hugely impressive for the League One side as they found their way to the play-off final.

Dickie made 49 appearances for Karl Robinson's side and was hugely impressive which has led to plenty of interest in his services.

It's claimed that Newcastle United, West Brom and Fulham are all interested in a move, while Championship side Middlesbrough are also keen.

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Described as 'an unbelievable man' by current manager Robinson, Dickie could be available for just £3million with the centre-back having just one year remaining on his contract at the Kassam Stadium.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This might be a slightly left-field move, but it could prove to be a masterstroke.

Rob Dickie is one of the hottest talents outside of the top two divisions and it's only right that he's being linked with a number of top clubs.

At the age of 24, the centre-back is ready to challenge himself at a higher level and a move to Elland Road would certainly offer him that.

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Whether a move to the Premier League is too big a step remains to be seen, but with so many clubs interested they've clearly seen enough to suggest that he is capable of playing at the highest level.

With an asking price of just £3million, this could prove to be a very shrewd move for whoever gets him.

As far as Leeds are concerned, Ben White is bound to be the priority but as far as fallback options go, Dickie would be a good bet.

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