Ipswich Town midfielder Idris El Mizouni's move to Oxford United has been confirmed.

The EADT and Ipswich Star yesterday broke the news that the 23-year-old would be joining newly-promoted Championship club in a £400k deal, signing a three year contract with the option of a fourth.

Paris-born, one cap Tunisia international El Mizouni came through Town's academy and leaves having made 16 starts and 10 sub appearances for the club.

Having spent the last two seasons on loan at Leyton Orient, helping them win the League Two title and finish 11th in League One, he was heading into the final year of his contract at Portman Road.

It's understood that the Blues have inserted a 20% sell-on clause in the sale.

“I’m absolutely delighted to join the club," said El Mizouni, who joins up with former Blues duo Kyle Edwards and Greg Leigh at the Kassam Stadium.

"It’s a solid club that has made a step up to the Championship and it was very attractive to me.

“It’s a team that always likes to play football and I want to be a part of that and move upwards with the club.

“I want to prove myself as a player and prove to everyone that I can play at this level. More importantly, I want to help the club achieve their ambitions.”

U's head coach Des Buckingham said: “Idris brings a lot of qualities that fit into the profile we were looking for to continue developing the dynamic of our midfield.

“He has shown over the last few seasons his strong attributes that will allow us to play different ways while being another young player with huge further potential.

“I’m excited to work with him and continue to help develop his skill set as we move forwards into the Championship.

“It’s fantastic that we have brought him in at a time where he can join the group over here in Spain which will help him adapt to our environment quickly as we prepare for the first of the upcoming pre-season games.”

Ed Waldron, Oxford's head of recruitment, added: “We have tracked Idris for some time and it’s really pleasing that we have been successful in adding him to the group.

“Idris played against us on two occasions last season and was terrific in both games. These games gave us a strong indication of what he could offer, and once matched up with extensive work behind the scenes, we identified Idris as a player who could improve our team.

“We are very pleased with the work we have done in our midfield area and we feel Idris will help develop our on-pitch success, as well as our already existing culture at the club.”

El Mizouni becomes Town's second sale of the summer after Gassan Ahadme moved to Charlton in a £1m deal.