ALEX Rodriguez Gorrin has become Oxford United’s first senior signing of the summer.

The holding midfielder has penned a two-year-deal with the club, which includes a 12-month option, moving on a free transfer from Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

Rodriguez Gorrin’s signing ends six weeks of waiting for United to add to their squad, with teenage defenders Kevin Berkoe and Sam Allardyce the only previous arrivals.

The 25-year-old Spaniard, who was born in Tenerife, is thrilled to join.

He said: “I’m delighted we could get it over the line.

“I’m a player who likes to tackle and get the ball back and I like to play football as well.

“I’m really excited.”

Gorrin, a former Sunderland trainee, has also played for New Zealand club Wellington Pheonix and Portuguese side Boavista.

He joined Motherwell from Romanian outfit Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 12 months ago.

The midfielder made 24 appearances in the 2018/19 campaign and impressed United.

U’s head coach Karl Robinson said: “Last season he was fantastic.

“Alex was the man who did all the dirty work. He’s a tough tackler, he’s aggressive, averages just under 13k a game which is phenomenal.

“He ticks a lot of our boxes. He’s a stopper, an enforcer and is a tremendous reader of the game.”