Oxford United are facing competition to keep hold of midfielder Alex Gorrin, who is on the radar of clubs in both England and Scotland, according to Football Insider on a post via their website.
The Spaniard has been with The Yellows for four years after joining from Motherwell in 2019. Despite spending pre-season training with the club, The U’s are still weighing up whether to offer him a new deal at The Kassam. However, the Oxfordshire club could face competition for his signature due to reports that a number of clubs in England and Scotland are interested in the midfielder.
Gorrin has been subject to the interest of a host of clubs over the years, previously being linked with Charlton Athletic, Burton Albion and his former club Sunderland, where he spent his youth career.
Having faced significant spells out on the sidelines, the 30 year old has struggled for minutes in the recent two seasons, only playing eight league games last term without starting a single one.
However, before facing these injuries, Gorrin was a mainstay in The Yellows’ midfield and has amassed 114 appearances for the club since joining. He stood out as a crucial member of the Oxford sides that reached the League One play offs in both 2020 and 2021.
Spending his pre-season with the club, Liam Manning’s decision on whether to offer the player a new contract may have to come sooner if the player is to receive any offers.
Oxford may also need to prepare for a rebuild in midfield with highly rated midfielder Cameron Brannagan subject to interest from Bristol City on top of potential competition for Gorrin’s signature.
What has been said?
“A number of clubs in England and Scotland want to sign Alex Gorrin on a free transfer.”
“Gorrin has been training with Oxford United during pre-season and have been weighing up offering him a new deal, but they could now face competition.”
It is easy to understand why Oxford have taken Gorrin on for pre-season to decide whether Manning is to offer the Spaniard a new deal. He was a crucial asset in Oxford’s last two play-off finishes and his absence has definitely affected The Yellows over the last two years.
However, the decision must come soon as the season is already underway and the player is quickly gathering interest. If he can stay fit, he would be a great pick-up for any third tier side – whether that be Oxford United or not.