Oxford United are delighted to announce that striker Slavi Spasov has agreed to sign a new three year deal with the club.
Slavi became the youngster player to score for the U’s in over 40 years when he netted a penalty against Fulham under 21s on his senior debut in the Checkatrade Trophy this season and has agreed to sign his new deal on his 17th birthday, which is December 31st. He told us
“It’s amazing how quickly things have happened. My dream has been to become a professional footballer ever since I can remember and I want to thank everyone who has helped me get this far. I know how hard I have worked to get to this stage but I also know that the hard work really starts now.”
Manager Karl Robinson said
“It’s great news for us and I would like to mention the time and resources that Tiger and the board have put into Youth Development and the Academy at this club. It is all for the long term benefit of Oxford United and Slavi is an outstanding young man who fully deserves this opportunity. There are some fantastic young players coming through here and hopefully he is the first of many to make an impact.”
Dan Harris, United’s Head of Academy told us:
“Our aim here is not just to produce footballers but also to produce high quality young people, and Slavi is a talented player but also a great role model. He knows that he needs to keep working and improving but he has done so well and it is great for him to commit his long term future to the club. It is another very proud moment for everyone at the Oxford United Academy.”
Slavi will be part of the Oxford United Under 18 side that travels to take on Hemel Hempstead Town tomorrow night in the FA Youth Cup.
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