Oxford United sign goalkeeper Jacob Knightbridge from West Ham United

Oxford United have signed West Ham United goalkeeper Jacob Knightbridge on an undisclosed contract.

The 20-year-old will join the U’s on a free transfer when his deal with the Hammers expires on July 1.

Knightbridge is a product of the West Ham academy and featured on the bench for a handful of their Europa League games last season.

“As a young player you want to come to a club that has an ambition and I’m happy to be part of that now,” Knightbridge said.

“It’s an opportunity to come to a Championship club where hopefully whether it’s this year or next year I can play for Oxford and cement my career in football.

BBC Radio Oxford understand that Knightbridge has signed a long-term deal and is considered a future prospect by the Championship club, with the possibility of a loan move at the start of his U’s career.

“The idea is to come here and eventually play for this football club,” he added.

“Whether that’s staying and trying to do that this season or going out on loan. But the end goal is to become number one at Oxford and I hope to achieve that.”

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