Bristol City sign Oxford’s O’Dowda

23 Jul

Callum O'Dowda


Callum O’Dowda (right) is Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson’s fifth summer signing

Bristol City have signed Oxford United winger Callum O’Dowda for a fee of at least £1m.

The 21-year-old, who scored 10 goals in 50 appearances for the U’s last season, has signed a three-year contract with the Championship side.

O’Dowda made his Republic of Ireland debut against Belarus in May, and scored in Oxford’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final defeat by Barnsley.

“He’s a real emerging talent,” said Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson.

“Callum isn’t exactly under the radar because there was a lot of interest in him, so we’re delighted he’s joined us – we believe he can continue the progression he has already shown.”

O’Dowda, who had two years left on his contract with hometown club Oxford, had missed the start of their pre-season tour to Spain because of “illness”.

The fee could rise to £1.6m, with Oxford owed a percentage of any future sale.

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