Oxford United want to sign Bristol City loanee Matty Taylor on a permanent deal.

The U’s are plotting a swoop for the upcoming January transfer window, according to a report by the Banbury Cake.

Taylor, who is 29 years-old, has scored six goals in 13 appearances for the U’s so far this season. He is out of contract at Ashton Gate next summer.

Oxford boss Karl Robinson has also said he is keen on a couple of other acquisitions this winter as well, as per Banbury Cake: “If you said to me ‘what’s your wish-list?’ I think we all know Matty Taylor is one we’d like to do. I think we need a flying winger, pure pace, something different to what we have, and left back cover. That’s all I need.”

Taylor moving to the Kassam Stadium on a permanent basis would certainly bolster their promotion push from League One.

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Kassam Stadium.

The experienced forward has fallen out of favour at Bristol City, hence why they decided to loan him out over the summer, and a move to the U’s would suit both parties in January.

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Taylor started his career at Oxford and played seven times for them as a youngster before going on to have spells at Forest Green Rovers and Bristol Rovers prior to his move to the Robins in 2017.

Could he sign permanently for the club where it all began for him now?


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