West Ham are ready to let Reece Oxford leave on a permanent basis this January, according to reports.
The Guardian claims that Manuel Pellegrini has been ‘unimpressed’ with Oxford in training and is willing to listen to offers for him.
Oxford wants to leave if he is not getting first-team game time at West Ham and Pellegrini does not seem to favour him.
Borussia Monchengladbach, who previously had the 19-year-old on loan, might take him on a permanent basis.
Reece Oxford breakthrough
Oxford became West Ham’s youngest ever player when, aged 16, he made his Premier League debut against Arsenal.
After impressing at The Emirates Stadium, Oxford was widely lauded by fans and big things were expected.
However, since then, the teenager has managed just 17 appearances – eight of which have come in the league – for the Irons.
Loan spells away
Oxford joined Reading in January 2017 but only featured five times under Jaap Stam.
In the 2017/18 season, he moved to Germany joined Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.
The 6ft 3in centre-back played eight times in two spells for Borussia Monchengladbach before returning to West Ham this summer.
With a new manager at the helm, Oxford would have hoped for game time.
But despite playing a major role in Pellegrini’s pre-season plans, the England youth international has yet to make a match day squad under the Chilean.
Instead, Oxford has been with the under-23 team but he has made it clear he wants to be playing first-team football now.
With game time looking limited, Oxford might move on this January. West Ham are reportedly willing to listen to offers for their talented youngster, who might realise his potential elsewhere.