West Ham United will be looking to get a number of positive results in their remaining games as they try and keep their place in the Premier League – however, the fans in the Transfer Tavern will also be hoping they can keep hold of one of their young stars.
The Hammers still have games against Leicester City, Manchester United and Everton left to play, and they will be wanting to take as many points as they can to steer them clear of the relegation battle currently ensuing.
Manager David Moyes has revealed that he is not concerned about transfer business until that aim has been met – however, according to reports, one of their players would like to leave the London Stadium for good this summer.
And that’s because The Daily Mail are reporting that Reece Oxford would like to remain in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach permanently once his loan deal ends.
The 19-year-old reportedly feels he does not have a future at the Premier League outfit having made just a few appearances for the Hammers, leading to the Bundesliga side wanting to make a switch permanent.
Oxford was tipped for a bright future at West Ham – however, he has found his opportunities limited in East London and despite the rise of Declan Rice, he believes he will have to move away to make a name for himself.
Landlord’s Verdict: The West Ham fans in the Tavern will be disappointed with the news that Oxford sees his future away from the club he joined as a boy, in what could turn out to be a big blow for Moyes in his quest to start taking the club forward beyond the summer, should he remain in charge.
However, many of the locals will be hoping they can receive a solid fee for the player, and thus use it to bring in an experienced man to help them with their Premier League aims next season.
West Ham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!