Report: Bid launched for West Ham enforcer, player keen on move
West Ham United centre-back Reece Oxford could be set for a quick return to German side Borussia Monchengladbach in the transfer window, according to a report.
The Sun states that the sixth-placed Bundesliga outfit have tabled a bid thought to be worth £10m for the highly-rated defender and are now awaiting a response from the east Londoners.
Oxford, 19, has only played three times during his loan spell with Dieter Hecking’s side but has impressed sufficiently to warrant a permanent move to the continent.
It is also reported that Oxford would prefer to stay in Germany – at least one loan – as he’s been told his game time at West Ham would be limited, with David Moyes keen on experienced players to lead the fight against relegation.
Football Insider verdict:
This deal looks likely. With David Moyes desperate to bring in new blood – preferably experienced – it will see Oxford’s chances of making a name for himself in the Irons first team limited. The Hammers face a relegation battle and it is possible that Moyes could use the £10million to fund the purchase of Lewis Dunk – who the club have previously been linked with and could be the answer to their defensive woes. Both Moyes and Oxford are already believed to have held talks, and that has left the England U20 international keen on a loan move back to the Bundesliga side. Oxford is undoubtedly a talent but Moyes has to do what he perceives to be necessary to stay in the English top flight.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers are favourites to sign Jonjo Shelvey.
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