Reece Oxford looks set to finally move on from West Ham United by the end of this transfer window. Speculation surrounding his future has been a constant in recent months and it appears that there has been some movement in a potential transfer.
According to Sky Sports, Oxford has been the subject of an £8 million bid from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. The Eagles currently sit fifth in the German to flight and are looking to add the young English talent to their squad.
Oxford had two separate loan spells with Borussia Mönchengladbach last season which were split by a January recall by David Moyes. The exodus of young English talent to Germany is now well documented. The likes of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have paved the way for young English players excelling abroad.
Oxford has not featured for the first-team this season at all, with Manuel Pellegrini unimpressed by the defender. Injuries have also kept the player sidelined and may explain why a move is happening relatively late in the window.
It seemed as if the sky was the limit for Oxford after he made his debut away to Arsenal as a 16-year-old. However, his career with West Ham has stalled and with the player commanding large wages every week, the move would make sense.
The report adds that Nottingham Forest are also interested in the 20 year old. Martin O’Neill has highlighted Oxford as a potential bargain but at upwards of £8 million this may be a struggle for the Championship side.
Oxford didn’t even make the bench for the FA Cup games against Birmingham and Wimbledon. These fixtures could of allowed him to showcase the talent which made West Ham fans so excited when he burst onto the scene.
However, it is a sad case of a player not reaching his potential with West Ham and his departure may be one we regret in years to come.