Scottish Premiership club Motherwell are set to pocket around £750,000 from the transfer deal which will see Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson join Middlesbrough according to the Daily Record.

The 26-year-old former Solihull Moors youth team player spent 18 months at Fir Park after joining The Steelmen from non-league outfit Kidderminster Harriers.

Johnson performed well in the Scottish Premiership and joined Oxford United for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £650,000 12 months ago.

The player is now poised to join Middlesbrough in a deal reportedly worth up to £3 million and former club Motherwell will be entitled to receive a 25% sell-on fee from Oxford United’s sale. Johnson could link up with his new teammates on Thursday once he has completed a medical with Boro.

After starting his career with Solihull Moors, Johnson went on to feature for a number of non-league clubs including Coleshill Town, Romulus, Kidderminster Harriers and Hednesford Town prior to his move to Motherwell. The winger bagged 11 goals in 64 appearances for Well in an impressive spell at Fir Park.

Johnson’s Oxford United career was equally as promising with the player bagging six goals in 51 appearances for The U’s last season as the club went on to establish themselves in Sky Bet League One. The Kassam Stadium based club will now receive a healthy transfer fee from Middlesbrough but they must share that sum with Motherwell.


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