SIMON Eastwood agreed to a new long-term contract at Oxford United after being shown their list of summer transfer targets.

The goalkeeper has committed himself to a deal which will keep him at the club until 2021.

It marks a major piece of business for United, who turned down a £350,000 offer from Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley in January.

Eastwood still had 12 months to run on his previous deal and many in his position would have considered mulling over their options this summer.

The 28-year-old wanted assurances over the U’s appetite for success – and got it when manager Karl Robinson showed him the club’s wish-list for this summer.

Eastwood said: “I wanted to know the club was going to be ambitious if I was going to commit to such a long contract.

“I’ve heard names that will hopefully be coming and if we get them then we’ll definitely have a chance of being up the other end.

“I think last season you could almost argue we got it wrong with the players we brought in, unproven players who didn’t really do it for us.

“Hopefully, if we bring in proven players in this league who have been there and done that I think we’ll have a chance of being up there.”

That, coupled with United’s determination to hold on to their No 1, who has played every minute of the last two league campaigns, made all the difference.

He said: “I sat down with the manager and the new chairman (Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth) and they said I wouldn’t be going anywhere for almost any amount.

“As a player you want to play as high as you can and go to the Championship.

“I do, but that will be my sole focus now over the next three years to get us there.”

The danger of the previous deal was a buy-out clause, where United would have to accept offers which met a fixed fee.

Robinson revealed one still exists in the new deal, but does not apply for at least a season.

“We’re going to have to be realistic with the players as well, but he’s got to give us a chance,” he said.

“This is quite a big day for me.

“Not many agents believed me that I’d be able to keep hold of Easty. There you go, I told you, so I’m happy.”