Birmingham City, QPR and Wolves are set to battle each other to try and sign Oxford United’s Marvin Johnson according to a report from the Birmingham Mail.
The 26-year-old winger is one of the many players that have managed to break into the EFL and playing the majority of his football before then in the non-league having turned out for the likes of Solihull Moors and Kidderminster Harriers before signing for Oxford in 2016 from Scottish side Motherwell.
And while there was some pressure on him to perform due to their promotion and the fact they lost their star player Kemar Roofe in the summer, he managed to exceed all expectations and has scored six goals this season, helping the U’s get to 10th in the Sky Bet League One table and just a few points off the play-off places.
But Oxford are once again suffering from a familiar feeling as one of their top players is being scouted by teams from a higher league. This time the likes of Birmingham City, QPR and Wolves, alongside Premier League team Stoke City, are plotting moves for Johnson in the summer as they look to add the exciting winger to their squad.
Of course Oxford will be doing all they can to make sure they can keep one of their star players, especially as they’ll want to push for promotion next season after making a successful return to League One. But if these teams wage a bidding war to sign him, they may be forced once again to cash in.