Oxford United boss Karl Robinson is open to exploring the possibility of keeping Chris Cadden at the Kassam Stadium.

The 23-year-old is currently on loan with the League One side but the U’s want him permanently, as per a report by the Witney Gazette.

Oxford launched a move to sign Cadden over the summer but he ended up signing for Columbus Crew from Motherwell and was subsequently loaned to Robinson’s side until the start of the 2020 Major League Soccer season.

Cadden, who is a Scotland international with two caps to his name, has made a decent impression at Oxford so far this season and is in good form at the moment.

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Robinson has said, as per the Witney Gazette: “We’d like to have him here on a permanent deal. He was one of our main summer signings and I think people are starting to see why he was one we were really attracted by.”

What we bid for him was more than I’ve spent on any other position, it showed how much we wanted him. We’re very thankful to have him and hopefully we can have him for a lot longer. I don’t know (if a deal is possible), they are conversations we’ve not opened up yet.” 

Oxford are currently 10th in League having won four out of their opening 11 games of the season. They face Accrington Stanley tomorrow afternoon.

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