ZICO Asare has left Oxford City for Vanarama National League side Maidenhead United.

The right-sided defender moves up a division after one season at Court Place Farm, having arrived from Fulham last summer.

Asare is aged 21 so City are entitled to compensation, with the club in talks with Maidenhead over the fee.

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The former England youth international departs a year to the day after he was signed by David Oldfield.

Asare joined Fulham aged eight and represented the Three Lions’ Under 16 side, but City gave him his first taste of senior football.

He played at full back and on the right side of a three-man defence during his time at Court Place Farm.

Asare helped City finish fifth in Vanarama National League South last season, earning them a play-off spot.

They beat Eastbourne Borough 2-0 in the eliminator tie, before losing 3-0 at Dorking Wanderers in the semi-finals.

Maidenhead finished 17th in the National League in 2021/22, their fifth season at that level.