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4 Oxford United transfer matters that Karl Robinson will have to deal with very soon

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Oxford United missed out on the League One play-offs by seven points this season, even though they were the joint-highest scorers in the division.

Karl Robinson’s men gained a lot of admirers for their style of play over the course of the season, and looked destined for a top six finish before a tricky run coincided with an upturn in form from the likes of Plymouth Argyle, Sunderland and Wycombe Wanderers.

The Yellows will be competitive again next season, and back themselves to reinvest smartly should key players move on to higher places in the upcoming transfer window.

Here, we have taken a look at four transfer matters that Robinson will have to deal with very soon…

Elliott Moore

Bristol City are interested in Moore this summer and have already completed the capture of Mark Sykes who reached the end of his deal at the Kassam Stadium.

Moore is improving in his ball playing ability and has thrived in a back three system, which has become very common in the EFL.

The 25-year-old could receive more interest in the coming months with clubs building their depth charts with defenders in preparing for next term.

Robinson will have to react quickly to find a replacement should Moore depart.

Luke McNally

Oxford are in a strong position with Luke McNally, with the 22-year-old tied down until the summer of 2024.

However, the Irishman has had such an impressive campaign, just a season and a half after signing from St Patrick’s Athletic, that clubs in the Championship and possibly even the Premier League may be happy to pay a hefty fee to lure him to them.

The Yellows are well placed financially in this one, but may choose to cash in to reinvest in their squad this summer.

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Cameron Brannagan

This one is a particularly difficult dilemma.

Brannagan is one of the best ball playing midfielders in League One and has been crucial to the way that Oxford play for a few seasons.

The former Liverpool man enters the final year of his contract next term, and therefore could leave for free next summer.

Robinson must decide whether it is worth the risk keeping him to push for promotion, with the chance that they could be stuck in League One again as the 26-year-old leaves for free, this time next year.

Nathan Holland

Holland’s contract at West Ham United runs out this summer, and a large part of the 23-year-old’s development has been spent on loan at Oxford.

He chipped in with 12 goal contributions in the third tier this season, but is unlikely to get a move higher up in the pyramid.

Oxford may well be his first choice having had the majority of his success in the senior game there.

It could be up to Robinson to decide his fate, in visualising a squad for next season.


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