OXFORD United have made their third signing of the summer transfer window, with the addition of right back Peter Kioso.

The 24-year-old arrives from Rotherham United on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. He had a year left, plus 12-month option, on his Millers deal.

This newspaper understands that reported bids of between £600,000 and £700,000 for the defender are well wide of the mark.

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Kioso emerged at Hartlepool United, where he played 67 Vanarama National League games, before joining Luton Town in January 2020.

Loan spells at Bolton Wanderers, Northampton Town and MK Dons followed, prior to signing for Rotherham in June 2022.

He played 13 times during his debut campaign for the Millers, and then joined Peterborough United on loan at the beginning of the 2023/24 season.

Kioso was an instant hit at London Road, where he was given the captaincy, while starting 24 League One games for the Posh.

However, he was recalled by Rotherham at the beginning of the January window, as the Millers looked to fight their battle against the drop from the Championship.

Kioso turned out 12 times, but Rotherham’s fight against relegation was unsuccessful, with the Millers’ fate sealed at the beginning of April.

He told the U’s club website: “I watched a couple of games of the club last season and played against them and I feel like everything I’ve seen from the outside is a family team.

“I want to be part of that, and I feel like we can do something really special.

“The reason I wanted to sign is because it’s a club that knows what direction they want to go in. I want to be part of that as the club have full belief and I do too.

“I want to help the team get stronger. There is a great team here and I need to show the boys why I deserve to be here, and I can’t wait to see the fans next season.”

Head coach Des Buckingham added: “We are really excited to bring in a player of Peter’s ability into our team.

“Peter brings a lot of qualities. He is a player that fits into the profile we are looking for at the right back position, and he will add to the way we want to play as a team.

“Not only that, but he is also a very good character, so we feel he will add to the level we currently have at the club both on and off the pitch.

“He is the second player that has arrived this summer with Championship experience which is of huge importance as we head into this campaign, and I look forward to working with him.”

The U’s have already signed Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Will Vaulks and West Ham United goalkeeper Jacob Knightbridge this summer.