Reece Oxford has shared how he wants to return to England from Germany at some point as he continues to impress with Augsburg.

Oxford was speaking exclusively to The Telegraph about his recent rise to prominence in the Bundesliga.

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The 23-year-old burst onto the scene in East London in 2015, making his Premier League debut against Arsenal, and he completely bossed the game.

Unfortunately for both Oxford and West Ham, however, he failed to kick on from that point onwards.

After a couple of loan spells away from the London Stadium, he was sold permanently to Augsburg in the summer of 2019 for around £3 million (Daily Mail).

Reece Oxford admits he wants to return to England
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Oxford has thrived in the Bundesliga and looks like a completely different player to the one that left West Ham more than two years ago now.

In 22 Bundesliga outings, Oxford has scored two goals and has averaged one tackle, 2.7 interceptions and 5.8 clearances per match. He’s also won an average of 2.2 aerial duels per game (Who Scored). It seems as though he won’t be in Germany forever though…

Reece Oxford opens up on potential England return

The 23-year-old seems to be getting better with each week that passes in Germany.

His performances this season have undoubtedly drawn attention from Premier League clubs.

And Oxford admitted that he does want to return to England, when speaking to The Telegraph:

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“I am from England and I do want to come home. I am not going to spend my whole career out here. I just wanted to get the recognition. People would say ‘Yeah, he’s a good player but he’s not playing enough’. I can say ‘Well, I have played this amount of games, so you can’t say that anymore’. It’s kind of a weight off my shoulders in that sense.”

Those comments from Oxford are very interesting indeed.

It would be no surprise at all to see a Premier League club come in with a bid for his services this summer.

We would actually love to have Oxford back at West Ham. And with David Moyes keen to bring another centre-back to the London Stadium, it wouldn’t be outside the realms of possibility.

After his acrimonious exit from the Hammers though, it’s probably unlikely that Oxford will return to East London. And that’s a real shame because the young Englishman has evolved into an excellent player over the past year or so.

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