Oxford United Sign Idris El Mizouni

Idris El Mizouni signs for Oxford United

Oxford United are delighted to announce the signing of Idris El Mizouni on a long-term contract.

The 23-year-old midfielder arrives from Ipswich Town, having played with Leyton Orient on loan for the previous two seasons.

During his two years with Leyton Orient, El Mizouni was awarded the Players’ Player of the Season in 2023 and earned spots in the PFA Team of the Year, and EFL Team of the Season.

Born in France, El Mizouni arrives with international experience for Tunisia, and now he will fly direct to Spain to join the group for the rest of the warm-weather camp.

Speaking to the club after signing, he said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join the club. It’s a solid club that has made a step up to the Championship and it was very attractive to me.

“It’s a team that always likes to play football and I want to be a part of that and move upwards with the club.

“I want to prove myself as a player and prove to everyone that I can play at this level. More importantly, I want to help the club achieve their ambitions.”

Des Buckingham, Head Coach, said: “Idris brings a lot of qualities that fit into the profile we were looking for to continue developing the dynamic of our midfield.

“He has shown over the last few seasons his strong attributes that will allow us to play different ways while being another young player with huge further potential.

“I’m excited to work with him and continue to help develop his skill set as we move forwards into the Championship.

“It’s fantastic that we have brought him in at a time where he can join the group over here in Spain which will help him adapt to our environment quickly as we prepare for the first of the upcoming pre-season games.”

Ed Waldron, Head of Recruitment, said: “We have tracked Idris for some time and it’s really pleasing that we have been successful in adding him to the group.

“Idris played against us on two occasions last season and was terrific in both games. These games gave us a strong indication of what he could offer, and once matched up with extensive work behind the scenes, we identified Idris as a player who could improve our team.

“We are very pleased with the work we have done in our midfield area and we feel Idris will help develop our on-pitch success, as well as our already existing culture at the club.”