Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson, the club’s website has confirmed.
The winger has put pen-to-paper on a three-year-deal at the Kassam Stadium, after the clubs agreed a fee. The total payment has been left as undisclosed, due to a confidentiality clause in the agreement.
Johnson began his career with non-league outfit Solihul Moors. He played for Coleshill Town and Romulus before earning a move to Kidderminster in 2012.
This is not Marvin Johnson’s first deadline day switch; he completed a transfer to Scottish League side Motherwelll on January deadline day 2015, after racking up over a century of appearances for Kidderminster. He impressed in this spell.
He continued to impress north of the border, and as a result earned a move to League One side Oxford United just 18 months into his spell at Motherwell. The 26-year-old joined Oxford for what was believed to be a club-record fee.
Johnson can play anywhere on the left, but his preferred position is the left wing. He is extremely competent at left-back and has a good aptitude to play as a forward.
Marvin Johnson spoke to the club’s website:
“You’ve got to go out there and play every game like its a cup final. Your career is not too long and you don’t want to look back and regret anything that you did. So, I’ve got my head down and I’ve worked 100%, and like you say, it’s got me to this stage right now, which I’m grateful for. Over the past three years I’ve obviously stepped to come back down to England from Scotland and now I’ve managed to get into the Championship where I’ve wanted to be since I had the speculation last year when I was at Motherwell. So, that was the aim at the time.”