Oxford United can confirm that both Tariqe Fosu and Shandon Baptiste have completed transfers to Brentford for undisclosed fees.
Midfielder Shandon is the latest in a long line of players to step up in to the first team via the Academy after joining as a scholar while Tariqe has made a big impact since joining from Charlton Athletic in the summer.
Shandon made 42 appearances, scoring five times, while Tariqe netted ten times in 33 appearances.
Head Coach Karl Robinson told us:
“As a football club we are immensely proud to see two young men grow not just into very talented footballers but also into good people; very gracious and very humble as well as hard-working.
“I have known Tariqe a long time now while Shandon has been here longer and was actually out on loan in non-league when I arrived. Both of them have unbelievable ability and have hopefully enjoyed their football just as much as we have enjoyed working with them.
“They leave on good terms and I think it says a lot about this football club that they both want to come along to watch us tomorrow against Blackpool. Everything has been done the right way and we look forward to seeing their careers continue to develop.”