Dozzell Closing in On QPR Move
Friday, 11th Jun 2021 10:09
Blues midfielder Andre Dozzell’s move to QPR is nearing completion, TWTD understands.
Back in February we revealed that the West Londoners were eyeing the 22-year-old and on Sunday reported that they are heading the chase for the former England U20 international.
Reports this morning suggesting a deal has been agreed are premature with talks still ongoing but very advanced and it is expected the switch will go through.
We understand the contract Dozzell signed in December included a clause stipulating that if an offer came in at a certain level the club had to accept it. With the former Copleston High School pupil's contract up this summer, the Blues weren't in a strong position when negotiating the deal.
Blackburn and Brentford have both shown interest in Ipswich-born Dozzell but look set to miss out.
Rovers had an offer for Dozzell rejected by the Blues in January 2020 and, as previously reported, former Town skipper and coach Tony Mowbray continued to monitor the former England U20 international during 2020/21.
His assistant Mark Venus’s name was on the scouts list for a Blues away game towards the end of the season.
Dozzell was a regular for Town under both Paul Lambert and Paul Cook last season but along with most of the rest of the squad has been told he can move on this summer.
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|Dog added 12:43 - Jun 11|
Any chance we can sell Norwood and Jackson and get a couple of decent forwards.
|ringwoodblue added 14:31 - Jun 11|
His stats don’t lie so he just hasn’t delivered for us.
No player has left to a higher division yet so if Doz does go to QPR it suggests he is the best of a bad bunch.
I will watch QPR on the Championship highlights with extra interest next season and wish him well.
|Blue7583 added 14:34 - Jun 11|
Shame to see him leave as he is an Ipswich lad …but don’t think a return of no goals and 1 assist is good enough for a midfielder and does tend to get pushed off the ball very easily hope he kicks on if he does go won’t get much for him but hopefully our new hierarchy will be better at installing sell on clauses and top ups
|ThaiBlue added 14:39 - Jun 11|
Tud r,very overrated,will not be missed.
|DifferentGravy added 15:20 - Jun 11|
Will be pleased for him if he goes into a higher league and does the business..............but I just havent seen anything that makes me believe he is going to do that.
Wish him all the best either way
|Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 15:24 - Jun 11|
I'm thinking the fee will be a lot less than what most of you think it will be - better include some triggers and sell-on fee. If he succeeds, we can recoup. If he ends up back in league 1 in a few years it would still have been good business.
Right now, we need the right set of players to succeed in league 1. He isn't that type of player.
|Taricco_Fan added 15:31 - Jun 11|
He doesn't fit the style and system Cook wants to play. Too languid, not tough enough. Could potentially thrive in a different setup but Dozzell's is a luxury player that can be difficult to accommodate.
I wish him all the best.
|itfcasual added 17:42 - Jun 11|
Hopefully we'll replace him with a midfielder who can win the ball without tugging opponent's shirts and getting yellow carded every other game.
As a player Dozzell needs to fly this nest to develop, far too cosy here.
|Suffolkboy added 17:49 - Jun 11|
Bags of talent : loads of skill , had rotten luck with injury and ‘ family problems ‘ will have weighed heavily .
At present lacking physicality , he needs the strength of colleagues around him from time to time ,but also will need to feel he has confidence and those above have confidence too !
It’s pretty plain PC is on a mission and not about to change horses or compromise ,so Andre needs to try his hand elsewhere !
Best of good fortune ,young man , you’ve lots to offer and lots yet to learn !
|therein61 added 18:17 - Jun 11|
Wish him well he's had a load on young shoulders with experienced so called pros leaving him exposed and as a result picked up stupid cards in frustration.
|blueboy1981 added 18:53 - Jun 11|
Best for all concerned if he goes.
One thing is for sure his involvement and consistency in games will need to improve - but who knows ? - with better players around him, and not such an easy Club to play for, he may just flourish.
Either way - if he goes, he’s in for a different scenario, it’ll be a make or break situation for him.
|Ebantiass added 19:32 - Jun 11|
Shame in my opinion but probably the right thing to do with him moving on. Never really showed the consistancy one would have hoped for ,but he has quaility.
This could be great for him and for us. Please put a great sell on clause in his contract or this might well come to bite us in the backside.
|cat added 19:47 - Jun 11|
Any midfielder who can create space for themselves like Dozza has got some natural ability. Unfortunately, whether it’s down to attitude, work shyness or just being around the wrong type of players he’s failed to show us what’s he capable of for a sustained period. Best for all parties if he moves on, but best wishes and good luck for the future.
|markchips added 22:02 - Jun 11|
Dozzell is equally part of the existing problem and part of the solution. If we can get a fee and replace with a more physical player to get us out of league one it is a win. If any of our youngsters were any good they would have ripped up league one.
|GiroJim added 11:34 - Jun 12|
Still closing in ! How long does it take to close in ?
|Linkboy13 added 11:52 - Jun 12|
If he's too lightweight for league one why do people think he will be more suited to the championship which is far quicker and more intense.
|TractorRob added 11:57 - Jun 12|
We should not be selling our championship level players. Wrt to him being to slight....they said the same about Best and Modric.
|vanmunt added 13:04 - Jun 12|
I like many thought he would be tearing up league 1 but like many others he has been bang average at best. Being told you can leave and staying to prove yourself are two sides to the coin.
|grinch added 15:34 - Jun 12|
I think the benchmark on Dozzel is would we be pleased if we where chasing him as transfer target looking at his stats and fans take on the player. I would imagine we would all be saying give him a miss as he isn't worth it so best we cash in whilst we can. Although 21 has never done anything for Town too lightweight and passing accuracy not very good past 5 metres
|joolsitfc added 17:12 - Jun 12|
Must have been why he was going through a pretty intense training session with his Dad and two others in Christchurch Park this lunch time. Was walking towards them and thought just some local SIL boys starting pre season early and couldn’t believe who it was....
|peteswindon added 17:18 - Jun 12|
Good riddance if it wasn’t for his dads name he would of been shipped off years ago.
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 19:58 - Jun 12|
Completely off topic, but wouldn't it be good if in view of what happened in Copenhagen tonight, players in this tournament agreed to only roll around on the ground if actually injured, and preferably not even then - out of respect for Eriksen.
|NITFC added 22:15 - Jun 12|
Steve Sweden. Well said
|BettyBlue added 07:43 - Jun 13|
Paul Cook losing the club another £1million .....
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