Sky - West Ham ace to end speculation and sign new long-term contract this week
By Amir Mir
Reece Oxford will end speculation and sign a new long-term contract at West Ham, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim the talented 17-year-old is set to put pen to paper on a new deal this week following lengthy negotiations with the east London club.
Oxford, whose current deal expires in 2018, began contract negotiations with the Hammers earlier this year as he rejected their initial offer in May.
But having been linked with a move away to Premier League giants Manchester United, Oxford will now secure his long term future with Slaven Bilic’s side.
A product of the club’s academy, Oxford first broke onto the scene during the 2015/16 season, when he put in an impressive display in the 2-0 opening day win at Arsenal.
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Oxford, who is currently recovering from an ankle ligament injury sustained during training, has made only two Europa League qualifier appearances this term.
He played 14 Premier League, Europa League and FA games last season, but he is yet to score a goal or provide an assist.
The Irons are currently struggling in the Premier League as they are hovering above the relegation zone with 11 points from 11 games.
In other West Ham transfer news, reports suggest that this £125,000-a-week star is set to stay with the east London club.