Sercombe pens deal with Oxford

Image: Liam Sercombe: Wanted a new challenge

Liam Sercombe will move to Oxford United this summer after over 250 appearances for boyhood club Exeter.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who is out of contract, has been a regular for the Grecians since his debut back in 2007 but has now penned a two-year deal at the Kassam with the option of a further year. "First and foremost he is a very good player," U's boss Michael Appleton told the club's official website. "He is a terrific competitor, he links things together well and every time we've watched him he has caught the eye. He has a lot of experience for someone who is still only 25 and we think he will be a major asset to this football club." Sercombe added: "It's exciting to be joining Oxford. I have been with Exeter since I was a kid so it was hard to leave but I know I have made the right decision. I wanted a new challenge and I'm really looking forward to being part of what Oxford are trying to build here." Exeter-born Sercombe becomes Oxford's second signing in 24 hours following Kemar Roofe's arrival.

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