STRIKER Dan Agyei has joined Oxford United.

The 22-year-old completed the paperwork this morning, before signing a three-year deal.

While a free agent, as he is under 24 the U’s had to agree compensation with Burnley, who offered him a new contract at the end of last season.

He said: "I feel like now I’m about to kick-start my career and I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen.

"When I’ve been out on loan I’ve really enjoyed my time. I feel like it’s better to go and get regular men’s football than playing in the under 23s.

"As a club I feel like Oxford are very ambitious and have good targets.

"Hopefully I can help them fit in with it."

Due to a lack of pre-season training, Agyei will not be involved in today’s Sky Bet League One clash with Peterborough United at the Kassam Stadium.

But having been on the club’s radar for much of the summer, head coach Karl Robinson is delighted to fill one of his vacant spots up front.

He said: “When you look at his GPS data and his metres per second, it’s better than anything in the club.

“So right away he’s coming in as the fastest player in the club. That alone gives you an opportunity.

“But he’s got to learn the game because he’s still only young. We’ll work really hard to develop him into the striker we want him to be.

“With buying him it gives us our own striker we can work with and develop and at a good age.

“It’s building a club with younger people who have growth in their game.

“We’re happy to get one over the line, now we’ve got to get one more.”

Agyei came through the youth ranks at AFC Wimbledon, where his goalscoring record alerted several clubs.

Burnley won the race for his signature in 2015. He made three substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Clarets in 2017, but the bulk of his experience has come through loan spells at Coventry City, Walsall and Blackpool.

His best spell came at Walsall, netting five times in nine starts.