West Ham midfielder Marcus Browne is a man in demand this January.

According to The Sun, five Championship clubs are chasing his services on loan.

Browne is currently on a season-long loan at Oxford United but West Ham may recall him so that they can send him to the Championship instead.

Browne at Oxford United

Marcus Browne has caught the eye for Oxford United. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

West Ham sent their academy starlet out on loan to League One side Oxford in the summer to continue his development.

His previous loan to Championship side Wigan Athletic was disappointing in the 2016/17 season and he battled injuries for much of last season.

But the 21-year-old has bounced back this term, scoring seven goals in 24 games in all competitions.

Browne has also picked up four assists in League One and is a constant threat to third tier full-backs.

 

West Ham may choose to leave the attacking midfielder at Oxford or recall him to test him at a higher level.

Championship sides chase Browne

Five clubs want Marcus Browne in January. (Photo by West Ham United FC/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Browne is not short of suitors if West Ham decide to send him on loan to the Championship.

His top form for the U’s has sparked interest from five Championship clubs.

According to The Sun, Derby County, Bristol City, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Sheffield United are keen on Browne.

The skilful midfielder could join a promotion hunt with Derby, West Brom or Sheffield United, while Stoke and Bristol City sit in mid-table.

West Ham and Sheffield United have a recent history of animosity, owing to the Carlos Tevez debacle, which could hamper a move, while Derby are managed by former Hammer Frank Lampard.

The Irons have a big decision to make when the January window opens.

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