Oxford sign Ipswich midfielder El Mizouni

Idris El Muzouni
Idris El Mizouni has spent the past two seasons on loan at Leyton Orient [Rex Features]

Championship newcomers Oxford United have signed Ipswich Town midfielder Idris El Mizouni.

BBC Radio Oxford understands the U's have paid a fee of around £400,000 for the Tunisia international, who will sign a three-year contract.

Paris-born El Mizouni, 23, came up through Ipswich's academy and has spent the past two seasons on loan at Leyton Orient, where he played 89 games in all competitions.

He made 26 appearances in all competitions for Ipswich, but last featured for the Tractor Boys in the EFL Cup in August 2022.

"Idris brings a lot of qualities that fit into the profile we were looking for to continue developing the dynamic of our midfield," Oxford head coach Des Buckingham told the club website.

"He has shown over the last few seasons his strong attributes that will allow us to play different ways while being another young player with huge further potential."

Head of recruitment Ed Waldron added: "Idris played against us on two occasions last season and was terrific in both games.

"These games gave us a strong indication of what he could offer, and once matched up with extensive work behind the scenes, we identified Idris as a player who could improve our team.

"We are very pleased with the work we have done in our midfield area and we feel Idris will help develop our on-pitch success, as well as our already existing culture at the club."