Report: West Ham enforcer to secure late loan switch to former club after failed bid
West Ham centre back Reece Oxford is set to return to Borussia Monchengladbach on loan in a late switch before Wednesday’s transfer deadline, according to a report.
The Mirror claim on the live transfer blog (30/01, 14:58) on their website that the 19-year-old will make a move back to Germany after spending the first half of the season with the Bundesliga club, before seeing the move cancelled at the start of the transfer window.
It is said that Gladbach had made a bid to secure the enforcer on a permanent deal but failed in their attempts, so will have to do with another temporary switch after his four appearances in his first stint at the club.
He made just two outings for West Ham during his short time back at the London side, both coming in the FA Cup, with a total of 18 outings for the Hammers’ senior side to his name.
Football Insider verdict
West Ham brought Oxford back to the club for reasons only they will know, but it seems likely David Moyes was wanting to run the rule over the youngster in person. Now it appears as though the decision has been made to green light his temporary departure once again after failing to impress in his two cup outings, and he may well have sealed his future away from the club as a result. As for a switch back to Borussia Monchengladbach, the German side must have been impressed with what they saw despite his limited number of appearances, and there may well be the expectation that he will be handed more game time during the second half of the campaign, which will be important for the player’s future development.
In other West Ham team news, Football Insider can reveal that the club have accepted a £16million bid for 28-year-old first teamer and the deal will go through by Wednesday night.