REPORT: Burnley Keen on Signing Oxford United Midfielder Cameron Brannagan
23-year-old Being Chased by a Number of Clubs
The 23-year-old, who had already been linked with a move to Leeds United in the summer, has now also been targeted by the top-flight club.
Negotiations are yet to begin with both clubs still assessing the midfielder, but they remain aware that the U’s may need to cash in on their prized asset due to the current financial crisis in football.
Oxford will be holding out for a fee of £5 million – £2 million more than the current record sale of Kemar Roofe to Leeds in 2016 – and that money could be used to reinvest in the squad ahead of next season.
In addition, Burnley and Leeds have also been linked with U’s defender Rob Dickie. Like Brannagan, the 24-year-old has had a sensational career since joining the club and it’s only a matter of time before he is also plying his trade in a higher division.
Brannagan is a Prized Asset for Oxford United
Since joining the club in January 2018, the midfielder has been one of the most consistent players for manager, Karl Robinson. His range of passing, his ability to control the pace of the game and his work rate off the ball are key attributes that have made him of interest to numerous clubs.
Despite missing parts of this season with an injury, Brannagan has once again been a key player for the U’s. The 23-year-old, who has now made over 100 appearances for the club, has scored seven and assisted six from 36 appearances this season.
As a result, the former Liverpool man is now one of the most sought after midfielders in the Football League, and it’s surely now just a matter of time before he ends up in a higher division.