The Breakdown

West Ham have wasted a future star as Oxford looks set to leave the club

West Ham have wasted a future star as Oxford looks set to leave the club

Thanks to three second-half goals from Felipe Anderson, Robert Snodgrass and Chicharito, West Ham made it three wins in three. 

Not only is it now three in three for the east London club but West Ham have now scored nine goals in those three games despite Marko Arnautovic missing their most recent game.

In his wake, summer signing, Felipe Anderson is emerging as one of the best players in the league and arguably, the best outside the top five clubs. Even more pleasing for the West Ham faithful is the development of academy man Declan Rice, who has quickly become an integral part of the first-team. Moreover, Grady Diangana is starting to be used by Pellegrini which has put even more emphasis on the lack of progression of Reece Oxford,

The West Ham youngster has failed to progress since making his debut against Arsenal and according to The Sun, Man City and Borussia Dortmund are looking to sign the young defender.

The Breakdown

Regarded as one of the brightest talents in English football when he made his breakthrough at just 16, Oxford has found it hard to break into the first-team at West Ham.

The youngster was sent on loan to German side Borussia Monchengladbach last season where he made seven appearances in the league, the most since his debut season with West Ham.

This year, he has been relegated to the under-23 side by Pellegrini and looks as though his career at West Ham is coming to an end. While we can’t speculate as to what he’s like off the pitch, he still remains a huge talent and could blossom under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.

If he were to leave, Pellegrini may rue allowing such a talent to depart the club.

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