Reece Oxford was preordained for greatness at West Ham United – being compared to the likes of Rio Ferdinand by some of our local Hammers in the Transfer Tavern.
The 18-year-old had joined Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan in the summer, yet Sky Sports report that he’s primed to return to West Ham.
Having made his debut against Arsenal on the opening day of the 2015/16 season, the youngster was seemingly poised to integrate himself as an established member of the Hammers’ squad. Nonetheless, his career in east London hasn’t progressed as many expected.
Having been an unused substitute in all of BMG’s games this season, the Englishman is set to return to England. Oxford made five appearances for Reading last campaign, and he hasn’t played for the Irons in over a year, so he’s still got plenty to prove to realise his potential.
Despite making 14 appearances in all competitions for Slaven Bilic’s side, there is considerable uncertainty associated with his immediate future at West Ham, and it remains to be seen if he comes back in before too soon.
It’s conceivable that Oxford will depart West Ham in January if that’s on loan or a permanent transfer, only time will tell!
Then, again, he might just knuckle down and become the player that he is expected to become by so many associated with the club.
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