English defender Reece Oxford is rumoured to be heading back to English football, with reports suggesting Crystal Palace are interested and a lot of their fanbase are reacting to the transfer rumour.
According to the Mirror, the former West Ham player will be available for around £2 million and a host of EFL clubs are interested in the defender as well as the Eagles.
The centre-back looked to be a player for the future at the Hammers when he made his debut in the Premier League against Arsenal at the age of 16, per Transfermarkt. Now at 21 years-old, he has already moved from the Premier League to Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach and moved again as he is now is at fellow German side Augsburg, but it has not gone as well as he would have hoped as he has only made eight appearances this season.
You could argue that signing the player could be a risk for the South London side, however for such a cheap price, it could turn out to be a risk worth taking especially considering he is still very young. With their centre-backs all over 30, per WhoScored, a youthful defender with some potential could be exactly what the club need for their future.
Here is what fans had to say about the news:
Just want me need another CDM/CB 🙃
— General Tomkins (@cpfc_sean) April 22, 2020
Well yes considering most of our cbs are either old or injury prone. Youth is exactly what we need. As far as I’m aware he’s primarily a CB.
— Evan Watson (@Ev_Watson) April 22, 2020
Can see this being legit tbh, seems to line up with our plans. Would like us to go for someone a bit more proven with a better attitude but £2m is a good price for someone held in that regard and still very young.
— Joe 🥥 (@jffcpfc) April 22, 2020
Good good price
— G🦅 (@CPFC_GH) April 22, 2020
Definitely worth it for £2M
— AJB (@ajb2429) April 22, 2020
Bite their arm off, would be a very good signing.
— MW Home PT (@MWHomePT) April 22, 2020
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