Is it really that time again? The January transfer window is open and fans are catastrophising about losing Rob Dickie, Cameron Brannagan and Shandon Baptiste. And Simon Eastwood, Chris Cadden and Alex Gorrin. And Mark Sykes and… well you get the idea. You can keep up with all the rumours, comings and goings by checking here from time to time. I’ll try and keep up so that you don’t have to.
Wednesday 1 January 2020
Chris Cadden has left for Columbus Crew after the MLS side triggered the clause in his loan deal to return for the start of their new season. Also sneaking out is Ousanna Zamouri who was on a short term deal, playing one EFL Trophy game.
Friday 3 January 2020
Blackburn Rovers are apparently interested in signing midfielder Alex Gorrin and Bournemouth are considering a move for Middlesborough winger, Marvin Johnson.
Saturday 4 January 2020
Karl Robinson confirmed that he was interested in Steven O’Donnell along with Feynoord midfielder Liam Kelly. He also suggested that Ricardinho’s agent has been in touch, which would presumably be a backstop position if other deals didn’t materialise.
Sunday 5 January 2020
Tuesday 7 January 2020
The Sunderland Echo have reported that Oxford are set to beat Sunderland to the signing of Liam Kelly from Feyenoord. The rumour is that he was in the stand on Saturday for the FA Cup match with Hartlepool.
Wednesday 8 January 2020
A double whammy as the club announce the signings of Nathan Holland from West Ham on loan along with Liam Kelly.
Thursday 9 January 2020
The Telegraph are reporting that Leeds United are interested in signing Cameron Brannagan. Leeds are well served in midfield, but have injury problems in that area. If you add their ambition to make the Premier League, it all looks like a short-term option. Brannagan would need to decide whether he’s up for the scrap for places at Elland Road.
One time Oxford loanee Carlton Morris has signed for MK Dons on loan from Norwich City while Alex Mowatt is rumoured to be interesting Nottingham Forest in a loan deal.
Friday 10 January 2020
The Scottish press are fairly certain that Celtic’s full-back Lee O’Connor is set to sign on loan. Derby manager Philip Cocu has said that George Thorne will go back out on loan, but didn’t imply it was back to Oxford.
Sunday 12 January 2020
The eh? What? Uh? news of the transfer window is that Karl Robinson has been linked with the vacancy at Malaga. As I say, eh? What? Uh?
Thursday 8 January 2020
Jordan Archer has signed for Fulham after his short-term deal with Oxford covering Simon Eastwood came to an end.
Wednesday 22 January 2020
Oxford signed George Thorne from Derby until the end of the season. Thorne had been on loan, but has been out injured for much of the season.
Former loanee goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell has joined Macclesfield on loan until the end of the season from Derby.
Friday 24 January 2020
Rob Hall has signed for Forest Green Rovers on loan, but not before signing a year’s extension to his contract with Oxford.
Saturday 25 January 2020
Lee O’Connor, the Celtic right-back linked with us earlier this month, has signed on loan with Partick Thistle.
Sunday 26 January 2020
30 January 2020
Ouch, Tariqe Fosu and Shandon Baptiste have signed for Brentford in a deal which Karl Robinson describes as significantly higher than the rumoured £3m that was suggested earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, if you’re still reading, Conor McAleny has signed for Shrewsbury Town on loan from Fleetwood.