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 Tarique 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.