Welcome to June’s Transfer Window, consider this a shelter from the storm of Oxford United tweets complaining about ‘y we dont no about nu singings’. Come and drench yourself in the cleansing waters every spurious rumour in the Oxford United universe.
May was a thrill-ride of former loanees and youth players signing for Conference South teams, you can read about it all here, but let’s carry over three stories of interest.
Having been offered a new contract which he’s expected to turn down, there’s little news of Curtis Nelson’s plans for next season. Leeds’ failure in the play-offs have sparked mutterings of Kemar Roofe going to the Premier League and Callum O’Dowda has done what he does and pulled a sicky to push for a move, possibly to Elland Road.
Saturday 1 June 2019
Jonjoe Kenny could be about to get his umlauts out by joining Schalke on loan from Everton after being squeezed out at Goodison.
Sunday 2 June 2019
One half of the Oxford United Jedward – we know the name is a portmanteau, we’re just not sure which is Je and which is Dward – Gavin Whyte is attracting interest from Nottingham Forest. We’re not one to cast aspersions, well, we are, but let’s pretend we’re not; but the story was broken by newspapers in Northern Ireland, where Whyte is away on international duty. Unless a Nottinghamshire hack has speculatively gone to Ireland sniffing for a story, we’d speculate this might be coming from the Camp of Whyte. Is he about to O’Dowda us?
Wednesday 5 June 2019
INCOMING? We’ve been linked with Charlton winger Tariqe Fosu <strikethrough>who might be a good replacement for Gavin Whyte</strikethrough>. Apparently the race for his signature is a three-way battle between us, Lincoln and Rotherham. KRob worked with Fosu when was at Charlton, because KRob seems to have worked with every professional footballer in the country at some point. Presumably Fosu wouldn’t have to uproot to come to Oxford, so maybe that’s a go-er.
Friday 7 June 2019
Leeds are ready to offer Kemar Roofe a big pay rise to keep him at Elland Road. Roofe was keen to start negotiations a year ago when he wasn’t top scorer, Leeds are ready now he is. Thems the breaks, I guess.
Meanwhile poor old Callum O’Dowda may have to find a new club to agitate a move to, the same report says Leeds aren’t interested. The big O’D (Original Defector) will have to focus on engineering a move elsewhere.
Sunday 9 June 2019
KRob’s attempt at signing every Charlton player took another step with rumours that we’d like to sign Defender Jason Pearce. Sunderland and Portsmouth are also in for him, so KRob will have his work cut out.
Monday 10 June 2019
Derby manager Frank Lampard is interested in signing loan specialist Todd Kane. Lardy Lamps will vaguely remember Kane from his days flushing the young full-back’s head down the toilet and stealing his dinner money at Chelsea.
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Matt Green is becoming a modern day Jefferson Louis after signing for his eleventh club; Grimsby Town. Dejohn Noel-Williams, briefly of this parish, has made the big time with a move to Wealdstone.
Our short lived pursuit of Jason Pearce may already be over as Portsmouth are apparently his preferred destination.
Meanwhile, Jonjoe Kenny’s loan has been confirmed by Schalke, who totally went there.
Wednesday 11 June 2019
Former loan striker, Jordan Bowery has joined evil ne’er do wells, MK Dons after turning down a new contract at Crewe. Celtic and Rangers are fighting again, this time over Marcus Browne, who they want on loan. Get a room, guys.
Thursday 12 June 2019
This one makes a lot of sense; apparently newly promoted Aston Villa want to bring Kemar Roofe back to the West Midlands.
Friday 14 June 2019
Fact-vacuum The Sun (actually, the Scottish version The McSun) are reporting that we might be in for Motherwell’s midfielder Chris Cadden, the basis of the story being that KRob scouts in Scotland regularly (signings = 0).
Saturday 16 June 2019
Former youth team player Marvel, yes Marvel, Ekpiteta has signed for Newport County. His brother Marvin, yes Marvin and Marvel, plays for Leyton Orient.
Monday 17 June 2019
Looks like Curtis Nelson is off to Cardiff City to join creepy Uncle Warnock in the Championship. Apparently Stewart Donald at Sunderland wanted to continue Project: Oxford (North), by signing Nelson, but the defender wants to play in the Championship.
Tuesday 19 June 2019
That Chris Cadden rumour appears to be gathering pace with The Herald reporting that a fee of around £300,000 has been established. But, more than that, KRob’s going for a double also targetting Cadden’s teammate Alex Gorrin.
Elsewhere, we’re also in the market for Jorge Grant from Nottingham Forest. I mean, how many central midfielders does one team need?
Thursday 20 June 2019
We’ve got a live one! Alex Gorrin has signed a two-year contract after leaving Motherwell. Described as tough tackling ball winner, his signing must raise doubts over Ahmed Kashi.
MeanwhioeSheffield Wednesday have shown an interest in signing one Cheyenne Armani Keanu Roma Dunkley from Wigan despite being under some kind of Transfer embargo. So goodness knows how that’s supposed to work.
Oh, and while you’re here…
Sunday 23 June 2019
The Scottish Sun, who are rapidly becoming the voice of Oxford United transfer news are reporting that we’re about to sign Danny Wilson who is neither the former Barnsley manager nor the 80s pop band. He’s currently at Colorado Rapids.
Wednesday 26 June 2019
The general radio silence surrounding the club may be telling as Tariqe Fosu (see 5 June) is apparently on the verge of signing after announcing he was leaving Charlton.
Thursday 27 June 2019
It’s all go; brother of Love Island star Wes, Curtis Nelson has finally signed his deal with Cardiff. The original man-bun Ryan Williams has signed for Portsmouth. Former junior yellow Robbie Cundy, who joined Bristol City earlier in the summer is being lined up for a loan move to Exeter City. Oxford City striker, and sometime Oxford United target Kabongo Tshimanga is set for ‘a Conference team’. Teeny tiny Jack Payne, recently released by Huddersfield and occasionally mentioned as a possible target could be on his way to join managerial cuckoo, PClot at Birmingham City.
Talking of which, former loanee Garry Monk could be on his way to replace Frank Lampy Lamps at Derby.
Sunday 30 June 2019
Legit legend James Constable will be tearing it up at Hungerford Town next season while the less-legendary Jerome Sinclair has snubbed us for VVV-Venlo in Holland.