Brentford Join Blackburn and QPR in Chase For Dozzell
Saturday, 15th May 2021 19:31
TWTD understands Brentford have joined Blackburn Rovers and QPR in showing interest in Blues midfielder Andre Dozzell.
On Monday, Town boss Paul Cook told virtually everyone in the current squad that they can move on this summer including Dozzell, 22, who only signed a new contract which runs to the summer of 2024 in December.
Blackburn Rovers had an offer for Dozzell rejected by the Blues in January 2020 and, as previously reported, former Blues skipper and coach Tony Mowbray has continued to monitor the former England U20 international during 2020/21. His assistant Mark Venus’s name was on the scouts list for a recent Blues away game.
TWTD revealed in February that QPR were also keeping tabs on the former England U20 international and they remain among those interested. However, we understand Twitter claims of a swap deal for Ipswich-born striker Macauley Bonne are wide of the mark.
Brentford have also now joined the chase for Dozzell, who was a regular for Town in 2020/21 under both Cook and his predecessor Paul Lambert.
We understand no offers have yet been made for Dozzell but it’s expected that the interested parties will firm up their interest soon.
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|ArnieM added 19:36 - May 15|
Cheerio 👋 and good luck
|Vic added 19:43 - May 15|
Excellent, the more interested clubs the bigger the fee!
|WonTheCupin78 added 19:44 - May 15|
If Brentford, Blackburn and QPR all think he's good enough to step up, why don't we?
There are certain players we have kept that would never be able to play at that level. Surely we should be trying to keep players that are clearly able to play at a higher level?
|Help added 19:44 - May 15|
we are going to get a lot of this all summer long aren't we
|OwainG1992 added 19:45 - May 15|
End of the day if Cook doesn't want him the more clubs trying to sign him the better.
I've always felt he'd do better at a better club. (Better at this point).
Brentford might be ideal.
|tractorlad01 added 19:46 - May 15|
Good enough for Brentford but not us? Think this will massively come back to haunt us if we sell him. Should be kept along with Dobra and Wolfie in my opinion.
|forevertown added 19:47 - May 15|
3 clubs higher in the pyramid interested and we are making him available they clearly see a player there. shame we won't see that here in an attacking team that would suit his talents. We will regret this if he goes
|spanishblue added 19:54 - May 15|
Time will tell we’ve all been yelping long and hard there’s only 2-4 players that are possibly, my theory is Cookie is fed up with the state of there fitness care about it,I cannot help but think ofShane Supple when he retired, and I believe it was Ritchie Wellens who said the same, nobody cares if they win or lose how sad, oh to have been a fly on the wall with that conversation
|Oldboy added 20:06 - May 15|
Get as much as possible and move on.
|Linkboy13 added 20:11 - May 15|
Been hearing this for about three years now. The facts are he's not delivering for us one assist and no goals hardly ground breaking. Just because he's linked with Brentford, QPR etc doesn't make him good enough he's got to prove it like he hasn't for us. If it wasn't for the fact he was local he wouldn't be getting all these plaudits. He will probably leave but we won't get much money for him my guess is it will be a player exchange deal.
|bluesince76 added 20:31 - May 15|
Very overrated player can replace with better now money isn't a problem .
|BeattiesBackPocket added 20:31 - May 15|
Hasn’t set the world alight and we can’t keep taking about ‘potential’ with him now as he has had a couple of seasons in the team however he may do better with better players and better football through midfield around him as he plays some great balls sometimes but no one seems to be aware or moves into those positions and he can only play as well as those around or in front of him if they don’t move or get two wards space it’s naturally going to make him struggle. Personally if Brentford are looking at him that shows he has the talent and the stats as they buy players based on their stats.
|Bluefox added 20:32 - May 15|
Has been one of the youngest players in the side over the past year and has a better touch, vision and range of passes than anyone we have seen at Portman road for years, and always makes himself available to receive a pass. Unfortunately he has had some really poor players around him. Having watched Skuse play sideways for years - and never trying to take control of a game- I will be fairly devastated if he goes. Not surprised there is a frenzy for championship clubs interested. Still has several years of development ahead of him.
|Phil1969 added 20:37 - May 15|
How this potential transfer will come to bite us. Why is Dozzell good enough for Brentwood who could be in the Premier next year and not for us in Division 3. Sh@t management including Cook.
|Fat_Boy_Tim added 20:41 - May 15|
I don’t want to see Dozzell leave the club. I think we need players with an eye for a pass like him. He’s has put players through a lot of times this year, the fact we haven’t put them away has made him look bad. He’s been played too deep which hasn’t helped either. If we lose him and Downes it will come back to bite us.
|ringwoodblue added 20:45 - May 15|
Think he should go to Blackburn as I think under Mowbray/ Venus he will do well. Think the weight of expectation is holding him back at Ipswich and he needs to go elsewhere to see if he can realise his potential
|hadleighboyblue added 20:46 - May 15|
Get a decent fee and move on , but make sure we have a sell on clause as part of any deal
|stiffy501 added 20:51 - May 15|
Trouble is we need battlers to get out of this league and as good as he is that is not his game, if and when we move up to the championship that is a different thing. I think Cook will assemble a squad to get us up then all change to move us on from there.
|TimmyH added 20:53 - May 15|
Maybe his passing ability might attract clubs in a higher division and if he does go I hope that club has players that will cover for him when they lose possession.
If we get a reasonable offer the sell...
|Bluefox added 20:57 - May 15|
Agreed there are far to few battlers at the moment. If we had a few then Dozzell would be providing the passes to make the side sing. The best teams are made up of ver different but complementary skills.
|jong75 added 21:03 - May 15|
I just cant see the fascination with Dozzell. I dont see what he offers. His dad was a legend, andre in my opinion is only as popular as he is for sentimetal reasons. Good luck to him wherever he ends up but i don't think selling him will bite us.
|blues1 added 21:14 - May 15|
Some of the comments on here prove just how fickle some fans are. Almost the whole season, all I've read on here is how dozzell is rubbish and we should sell him. Now, when its rumoured we could sell him, those same fans are saying we should keep him? Make your minds up people.
|RegencyBlue added 21:25 - May 15|
Let’s be blunt here, whatever other Clubs think they can get out of Dozzell he hasn’t done it for us.
How much longer do people expect Town to give him? He has had every opportunity to impress but hasn’t done so. He has a famous name and came through the Academy but it takes more than that!
|Cotton_eyed_joe added 21:38 - May 15|
42 league appearances 20-21 season more apps than any other player. 9 yellow cards and 1 red again more than another player. Zero goals and only 1 assist from someone, who a few on here claim, to have a killer pass. I watched 90% of the games on I-follow. I honestly cant remember him being in many of those games and that's his problem he goes missing for too long in games. When he does appear to try to get into the game he cant track back goes in for a tackle and gives away a foul. As stated above if he didn't have a legend for a dad and wasn't a local lad we would all be happy to see him go.
Grab as much as we can for him and move on
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