Oxford United are pleased to confirm that midfielder Marcus McGuane has joined the U’s on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest.
The 21-year-old began his career with Arsenal before joining Barcelona where he became the first Englishman since Gary Lineker to play for the Barca first team. After a loan at Telstar he moved to Nottingham Forest in January but the Covid outbreak ended his chances of playing last season. He is a player who Karl Robinson believes has plenty of potential.
“He can be just about anything he wants to be” Karl told us. “He is still very young but what a journey to have been on even at his age. He can play a defensive role or as more of an attacking midfielder and we can’t wait to work with him.”
Marcus, who joined up with the U’s in time to be with them at their Training Camp in Wales, told us
“I’m buzzing to be with such a great club. I have been made to feel very welcome and can't wait to get started. The aim is to get regular games and push on from there. Training has been hard so far but I’ve really enjoyed it and you can see there are some really good players here. The Gaffer has been brilliant and I know what is expected when you pull on the yellow shirt so I am determined to make the most of this opportunity.”
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