Oxford United boss Karl Robinson has told the Oxford Mail that he is interested in reuniting with Sheffield United midfielder Samir Carruthers this summer.
Oxford lost midfielder Ryan Ledson to Preston North End last week following a lengthy saga, and they must now find another midfielder despite Cameron Brannagan's arrival from Liverpool in January.
Confusion still surrounds Joe Rothwell's future with the club, and manager Karl Robinson is now looking to bring in a midfielder he is very familiar with.
Robinson has told the Oxford Mail that he would 'love' to sign Sheffield United's Samir Carruthers and work with him again having managed him at MK Dons, and wants to reunite him with Oxford winger Robert Hall.
“I’d love to work with him again,” said Robinson. “He was the one I tried to sign when I first walked in at Charlton and I know how important he was for MK Dons in the year we went up.”
“There were times when he and Rob Hall were unbelievable together. There’s a game I can’t get out of my head where those two for 20 minutes – I had never seen football like it. They’re on the same wavelength and everyone knows how good Hally is,” he added.
Carruthers, 25, came up through the ranks at Aston Villa, but Robinson signed him for MK Dons initially on loan before landing a permanent deal in 2014.
After starring for MK Dons, Carruthers moved on to Sheffield United in January 2017, but has been a bit-part player under Chris Wilder, starting just seven games in all competitions.
It's no great surprise that Robinson wants to work with him again, and pair him up with wide man Hall again, and Sheffield United may not put up too much of a fight to keep him either.