West Ham United Manager David Moyes has left the door open for the possibility of young defensive prodigy Reece Oxford going out on another loan spell just over two weeks after returning from German side Borussia Monchengladbach.
There has been speculation about the 18-year-old possibly leaving on a permanent basis in times more recent and even rumours about a series of Bundesliga Clubs lining up for his signature.
But, his Manager quashed those murmurs yesterday afternoon when speaking in his Pre-Huddersfield Town Press Conference at Rush Green Training Ground, which MooreThanJustAClub were fortunate enough to attend,
“I don’t think you should sell your best young players, could he leave on loan again? Possibly”
The former Manchester United Boss continued, “But, I think that might be determined by if there is any business done through the Window really”.
The summer of 2016 was the last time that Oxford figured Competitively for the Hammers having spent time with Championship Reading and his most recent Germany spell since, but is he any closer to a return this time around?
“Reece Oxford trained this morning for the first time, the day he came back he trained with me for the first day, hurt his foot” Stated Moyes.
“Today was the first morning where Reece trained, there’s no news expect I’m telling you that for the first time he trained, that was all”.
The young centre-back first burst onto the scene when he made his Premier League debut in August 2015, helping to command the midfield in a 0-2 away victory at the Emirates Stadium under Slaven Bilic.
His two loan spells away so far have proved limited and frustrating experiences form him so far, although when he left Dieter Hecking’s side behind over the festive period, Oxford was off the back of three consecutive starts in all Competitions.
The comments about his future came as his team prepare to travel to the John Smith’s Stadium in the Premier League, a win for the Irons could see them move above David Wagner’s Terriers for the first time this campaign.
Moyes was quick to state just how vital another away victory could be for West Ham’s cause,
“I think we’re all trying to grab them back and bring them back into the pack and if we could beat Huddersfield, we could certainly do that, we’d have Huddersfield back in amongst us”.
Meanwhile, another pair of Claret & Blue youngsters who have been re-called from spells at Bolton Wanderers are fit for their first PL action in over two years in the form of Reece Burke and Josh Cullen.
Both played for the entirety of last weekend’s FA Cup Third Round draw away at Shrewsbury Town and Moyes confirmed that they will be in the Matchday Squad, despite the latter losing two teeth in a nasty blow to the face at the New Meadow.
But, can the bright sparks help the Hammers to remain unbeaten on the road since the opening few days of December 2017? Think you know? Be sure to head over to @MooreThanAClub on Twitter to cast your late score predictions and join the pre-match discussion.