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Premier League side want Oxford United winger

The Sun are reporting that former Premier League champions Leicester City are interested in signing Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson.

The 26-year-old began his career at Solihull Moors, and made the step up to the senior squad in 2010. He went on to score 1 goal in just 8 appearances and moved on to lower league Romulus who are based in Sutton.

He then made the step up to Kidderminster Harriers, where he spent 3 successful years, scoring 17 goals in 108 appearances, before having a spell in Scotland with Motherwell, and then eventually moving to current club Oxford City in 2016, for an undisclosed fee, which is reported to be a club record.

The Englishman is in demand, after an impressive season at the Kassam stadium last time out, scoring 6 goals and becoming an integral player within the side.

This has meant numerous clubs have declared their interest, and it has been reported that there has been interest shown by Sky Bet Championship pair Aston Villa and Birmingham City.

However, according to The Sun, Leicester City are front-runners to sign Johnson.

Former Oxford manager Michael Appleton is apparently a big reason why Leicester are interested in Johnson, as he has reportedly spoken highly of him to Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare, as he is the new assistant at the King Power stadium.

Oxford go in to their campaign in League 1 following a very solid 8th place finish last time out, and will be looking to go one step better to compete for promotion come August.

Former Leeds assistant Pep Clotet has made the transition to number 1, and was appointed in June, and he will be hoping to take Oxford to the Sky Bet Championship on the first time of asking.

 

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