U's complete Ashton move
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
U's boss Ian Atkins said at the end of last week that he wanted a permanent deal tied up by Monday, as he feared another club would step in and snatch the 20-year-old defender.
However, Oxford's fears were allayed when Ashton signed on the dotted line on Monday, with The Foxes securing a sell-on percentage from any future move.
Leicester chief Micky Adams said: "Ashton has now signed for them on a free transfer although there is a sell on clause included in the deal."
Ashton has been a key figure in Oxford's bright start to the season and he will hope to continue his form and help his new club sustain a promotion push.