By Harvey Byrne
West Ham’s bid to keep Reece Oxford has taken a new twist after mistreatment of his family in the EFL Cup clash against Accrington in midweek, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have claimed that the 17-year-old youngster’s mother was unhappy with the treatment received by staff at the London Stadium after being moved around to various positions in the ground during the Wednesday night match won 1-0 by Slaven Bilic’s team.
The emerging star’s family were expecting to be placed in a friends and family area, but it took two complaints before they finally ended up within the designated zone.
The family found other players friends and family already placed in the area and it is stated that Oxford’s camp now believe they are being singled out, because the youngster hasn’t committed his future to the club.
The reason why Oxford hasn’t extended his stay at the London Stadium is explained in the article as the package on offer from the club not reflecting the £15million price tag the Hammers have already placed on the young defender.
The youngster was an unused substitute against Accrington and his current deal runs out in 2019.
West Ham have responded to these claims by offering the family two hospitality tickets, left over from Dimitri Payet’s requested allocation, while describing the situation as an “unfortunate error.”