Wolves were linked with Queens Park Rangers central defender during the summer transfer window.

They did not bring him – or another senior option – in and that is something which may be looked at again in January.

Dickie has given an interview to the Times where he said he dreams of playing in the Premier League.

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He also said he models his game on Liverpool superstar Virgil van Dijk.

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“It’s my dream to play in the Premier League,” he said. “If I don’t get the chance to play in the Premier League by the time I retire I won’t be satisfied. I’m ambitious. I study the top players.

“If Liverpool are on the telly I’ll always watch Virgil van Dijk. He’s got the whole package as a centre back. I always take something from his game every time he plays, even just his body positioning.

“It sounds strange but the best time to watch a player is actually when they’re not directly involved with the ball. I look at what they’re organising. Are they scanning? Are they talking?


“I’ve studied Vincent Kompany, an amazing defender, and Rio Ferdinand and the way John Terry read the. For Rúben Dias to come and dominate was so impressive. He and John Stones built that amazing partnership.”

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Dickie clearly has that drive to get to the top, and his comments echo those from August when he was linked with Wolves.

One of the criticisms of Wolves’ defensive options is that they still have Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss from the Championship.

Buying a defender from the second tier may bring questions from that point of view.

But Dickie has real quality and could be a realistic and affordable option if Wolves dip into the market. He is clearly keen to learn from the very best.

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