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Oxford have been among the best teams in League One throughout the 2019/20 but even still, we haven’t really seen them splash the cash on big-money signings too many times in their recent history. They did, however, manage to break their record in the 2016/17 season.
Back then, the Yellows bought Marvin Johnson from Motherwell for a reported fee of £684,000, eclipsing the former biggest price tag that belongs to Dean Windass and his move from Aberdeen FC for a sum of £630,000.
And in third place, interestingly enough, is still a signing that dates all the way back to 1987/88 and to the transfer of David Bardsley from Watford for a reported fee of £293,000. This really tells us enough about their transfer policy as a whole.
Still, Oxford do have a couple of pretty lucrative sales on their books and even more importantly, some of them are quite fresh. The biggest sale is that of Kemar Roofe to Leeds United in 2016/17 for £3.1m, a sum they almost eclipsed a year later when they sent Marvin Johnson to Middlesbrough for £2.4m, the very next season after his arrival.
Matt Elliott, who moved to Leicester City for £2.1m back in 1996/97, sits in third place on the list of their most expensive transfers to date.
Needless to say, Johnson definitely warrants a place on this list as he is in the top two in both ingoing and outgoing transfers at the club – first, he broke the club record upon arrival from Motherwell and then became their second biggest sale to date when he left for Middlesbrough in 2017/18.
For a similar reason, we can also include Roofe on the list as he is still on top of the mountain when it comes to lucrative sales and has been a great servant to the badge as well. But then there are some of the best players to even feature for the club that have also been bought throughout the years.
Names such as Dave Langan, John Shuker, John Aldridge or even among the more modern players, Danny Hylton and James Constable, all deserve to be included on the list for the incredible service they provided to the club.
And of course, there are many more and probably too many to count, which says enough about Oxford and their overall history.