Oxford United have announced the signing of striker Agon Mehmeti on their club website.

He has joined the League One side on a free transfer for a one-year deal. Oxford boss Pep Clotet knows Mehmeti personally, having coached him at Malmo.

Mehmeti, 27, played in the Champions League against teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid whilst at Malmo. He has also featured 3 times for the Albania national team, despite playing for Sweden’s youth ranks.

He started his career with Malmo and scored 23 in 88 in the years 2008-2011. This decent goalscoring form resulted in a move to Italian side Palermo. However, he found it hard to make an impact at Palermo and was shipped out on loan to Italian club Novara and then Portuguese club Olhanense.

He then made the move back to Malmo to try and rekindle his career in 2014. He would be at his old stomping ground for another 2 years and injuries meant his game time reduced. He then left in 2016 to join Norwegian side Staebak. He scored 4 goals in 25 games for the side former Swansea City Bob Bradley used to manage.

The well travelled striker then joined Turkish club Genclerbirligi in January of last season. He only featured twice and was released at the end of the season and has been looking for a club ever since. Oxford boss Pep Clotet was willing to give the striker he used to coach another chance. Oxford fans will be hoping Mehmeti can replicate his early-career form for Malmo in League One this season.

 


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