By Amir Mir
West Ham emerging star Reece Oxford has signed a new contract with Nike, he has revealed.
The highly-sought after defender took to his personal Instagram account to announce he is “happy” to have agreed a deal with the American brand.
This comes at a time when Oxford has yet to agree new contract terms with West Ham, to throw his future at the club into doubt.
As reported in the Mirror the 17-year-old’s contract at the London stadium runs out in 2018 with Premier League big boys Manchester City and Manchester United keen on his signature.
It is said there are no signs that the contract impasse will be resolved between the club and player, and that the Manchester clubs are on high alert.
Despite a contract not being resolved with his football club, Oxford was delighted to have secured a bigger deal with kit manufactures Nike.
“Happy to have signed a new long term Nike contract after my shoot today,” Oxford wrote on his personal Instagram account.
The versatile player was handed his Hammers debut by Slaven Bilic in 2015 during a Europa League qualifier against FC Lusitanos aged 16.
London-born Oxford has represented England from Under-16s through to Under-20s level and has made 16 appearances for the Irons.
He caught the eye of supporters after his performance in the 2-0 victory at Arsenal last season, in particular his man-marking of Mesut Ozil, but Oxford is yet to feature for his side this term.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club’s new signing is to make his debut after a Physio gave an update