Premier League clubs Leicester City and Manchester City are tracking Oxford United star Marvin Johnson, according to reports from the Leicester Mercury.

The 26-year-old only joined The Us in the summer of last year for a fee believed to be around £650,000, a club record transfer. Johnson quickly made a name for himself at the Kassam Stadium and has been a vital part of Oxford’s push for the League One play-offs this term.

The Oxford star has accumulated a huge 45 appearances in addition to six goals, including an 85th-minute winner against Luton Town this month to sent his club to the EFL Trophy final at Wembley.

Reports suggest Johnson is a man in demand and numerous scouts attended the 5-1 win over Bury on Tuesday, with representatives from both Leicester City and Manchester City amongst those.

Speculation has been surrounding the future of the former Kidderminster Harriers player for some time now, but Johnson has kept calm and insisted it has only motivated him more.

“For people to be talking about you then you must be doing something right,” he said.

“It’s just rumours and you have to get on with your football.

“You just have to keep your head down and keep doing what you’re doing. The more you see it, the more it should push you on.”

A move to the Premier League would be spectacular for a player who started his career at Solihull Moors in the National League North.

The Us take on Coventry City on Sunday in the EFL Trophy at Wembley.


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