Reece Oxford first burst onto the scene for the Hammers as a 16-year-old in 2015, and has since spent time on loan with Reading and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
Despite the youngster’s obvious potential, he looks a long way off establishing himself in the first team at the London Stadium, and it looks as though the Hammers have decided to simply cash in on Oxford now.
A return to Germany appears likely, with Borussia Monchengladbach keen on a reunion with the Englishman, according to the above report. Before that deal can be conducted though, Wolves should offer the 19-year-old a lifeline to remain in the Premier League and fight for regular football in the English top flight.
Following excellent recruitment in recent transfer windows, which has continued into this summer with the permanent signings of Rui Patricio and Willy Bola, Wolves’ defence looks set for the Premier League season ahead.
The only thing that Nuno Espirito Santo’s back line could do with now is extra depth. Recruiting Oxford would provide an excellent cover option should any of his first choice options become indisposed. The teenager would also be a clever signing with the future in mind, and Wolves are fortunate to be in a financial position where they can afford to make those kind of acquisitions.
A smart swoop for Oxford now could return either a huge profit in the future, or a rock at the heart of the Wolves defence for years to come.