Oxford United are pleased to announce another new face with winger Tariqe Fosu joining from Charlton Athletic on a three-year-deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old is no stranger to Karl Robinson who worked with him at Charlton and welcomed him to the club by saying
“He’s a really talented player. He has so much skill, can be direct and he knows the league. Last summer we had a major rebuilding to do and it took time but this season we already have the core of a good squad here and adding players like Tariqe continues to strengthen us.”
Tariqe, who is with the U’s at their training camp in Portugal told us
“I’ve played against Oxford a few times now and always thought they were a good team who played attacking football. I enjoyed working with Karl and I know the Chairman from his time at Reading so those two were big factors in coming here. But the biggest thing was to join a good club who have big ambitions and I know I have found that here.”
Chairman Sumrith 'Tiger' Thanakarnjanasuth told us
“When I was at Reading I watched the young players in training and in matches and said to Steve Clarke, the Manager at that time, that Tariqe could become a very special player.
"When the recruitment team met I mentioned his name and Karl said how much he liked him as well, and then we worked very hard to get him here. It took a while to finalise; that happens sometimes but there will be more new faces this summer and we would love fans to keep buying their season tickets and really get behind Karl and the team.”