Bristol City transfer fee revealed as QPR star set for medical

Bristol City look to be closing in on their first signing of the summer transfer window.
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Rob Dickie is reportedly undergoing a medical at Bristol City, ahead of a move from Championship rivals QPR.

Daily Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath says that Dickie is to 'sign' for the Robins, with a medical planned for today, in a deal that is worth up to £1m. The Hoops wanted him to stay at Loftus Road, but he had one-year left on his contract, and have decided to cash on him now, to avoid losing him for free in the summer of 2024.

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McGrath is the journalist who broke the news about Anis Mehmeti's move to City back in January, and his tweet will for sure bring excitement to fans who are eagerly waiting for their first signing of the summer transfer window. A fee of £1m is considerably lower than what was discussed last year, with Everton, West Ham and Leeds Unitedlinked with a £10m move for him in January 2022.

QPR podcast W12 believes that the medical has already taken place and that the offer is £700,000 up front, and that with add-ons the deal would rise to £1.2m, with Dickie reportedly asking for the move.

The 27-year-old's impending arrival will add some much needed depth to the centre-back area, which was Nigel Pearson's priority this window. Pearson wanted to add some depth to the position and now Zak Vyner will be joined by a fully recognised centre-back, and the pair will be able to get to work on the first day of pre-season.

City are awaiting the decision of Tomas Kalas after offering him new terms, but also have George Tanner, Kal Naismith and Cameron Pring who can play at centre-back, with Duncan Idehen and Joe Low other options to consider. Low is currently on international duty with Wales after earning a surprise call-up to the senior team.

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Dickie could be one of several arrivals to come over the next fortnight, as Pearson and the transfer recruitment team look to nail down their transfer targets. Pearson has a preference of concluding business early, and whilst both Kal Naismith and Mark Sykes had both been confirmed at this point last year, business is expected to pick up as contracts conclude, and transfer discussions continue.

Ross McCrorie looks to be on his way from Aberdeen, with a medical reportedly planned for the 25-year-old after a transfer fee of up to £3m had been agreed according to the Daily Record. An initial payment of £2m has been agreed, and there are future add-ons and a sell-on-fee for their vice captain, who will sacrifice European football to play for City in the Championship. He has been given permission to discuss personal terms and will undergo a medical this week.

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