Here are five players that Oxford United should sign this summer –
Mohamed Eisa, Cheltenham Town – After an impressive campaign in League Two this season, scoring 23 goals in 46 league games and maybe Oxford should swoop in for a deal. The Sudanese striker spent his early career in non-league football with Dartford, Corinthian and Greenwich Borough. At Greenwich he scored 57 goals in 100 appearances in all competitions before leaving the club in June 2017 to join Cheltenham.
Connor Ripley, Middlesborough – Ripley spent 2016/17 season on loan at Oldham Athletic, equalling a Latics’ record of 18 clean sheets, collected 3 awards at their End of Season Awards evening and was named in the League One Team of the Year. But last season, he moved to Burton Albion but his move was cut short as he wasn’t 1st choice at the Brewers. He joint Bury on loan to the end of the season. With Ripley not being needed at Middlesborough surely Oxford will make a move for the shot stopper?
Kean Bryan, Manchester City – Kean Bryan, who is aged 21, was named Young Player of the Year by Oldham Athletic after impressing hugely despite the club’s eventual relegation to League Two. He started as a box-to-box midfielder but transformed into a centre back, the youngster likes to use his strength in possession, vision and passing ability to influence the game from the centre of the park.
Eoin Doyle, Preston North End – Doyle is a proven goalscorer in League One, as he showed last season with Oldham Athletic where he scored 16 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions. To add to this, the Irishman scored 25 goals in 33 appearances for Chesterfield during the 2014/15 season. With him not being needed at Preston North End this may lead Oxford to swoop in for a deal.
Matt Mills, free agent – Mills is 6ft 3’ central defender, who has a huge amount of footballing knowledge on his CV having played multiple times in the Premier League as well as the Sky Bet Championship. Mills has racked up over 400 senior appearances in professional football, who could bring a vast amount of experience to Oxford’s defensive areas.