League One outfit Oxford United want to sign former Republic of Ireland playmaker Wes Hoolahan.

The Dubliner is a free agent having played his final game for Norwich City against Leeds in May.

Hoolahan got a tremendous send-off for the Canaries faithful; he played 350 time for the club in a ten-year spell. He announced his international retirement last February but, although now the ripe old age of 36, he still looks extremely fit and capable of performing at a high level.

Oxford have made an effort to lure the former Shels man to the Kassam Stadium, with boss Karl Robinson confident he'd "light the place up".

"I need a midfielder still," Robinson told the Oxford Mail. "I do have two in mind who are out of contract and hopefully we can speak to them.

"I don’t mind telling you there’s the likes of Wes Hoolahan out there. I’m sure he would light the place up. We’ve made contact and we’re just waiting to see what comes back. Even though he’s 36, he’s unbelievable, as fit as you can get.

"There are players out there who we can roll the dice with. There are two players we’re looking to have a conversation with and now we can open talks with us not being bottom of the league. It doesn’t half help."

Oxford are third from bottom in League One. They got their first win of the season against Burton Albion on Saturday.