West Ham United manager David Moyes has stated that he is unaware of rumours suggesting Reece Oxford wants to stay in Germany next season.
The Hammers youngster has spent the campaign on loan with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in a bid to gain first-team football.
Oxford is adjudged to be one of the brightest young players on West Ham’s books and he has had a handful of appearances for the London outfit’s senior side.
However, under Moyes the versatile defender has not been given an opportunity and been farmed out to Monchengaldbach despite the Hammers defence looking less than watertight.
Recent media reports have suggested that Oxford was keen to extend his stay in the continent but the West Ham boss has hinted that he is keen for the youngster to return to his parent club as a better player.
“I don’t know anything on that, no and anything you say is news to me,” Moyes said when asked about the rumours, according to Football London.
“I’ve not heard that. He’s a talented young player. He’s been injured for a little while over in Germany so obviously he went there to try to get games to help him. Hopefully he will have learned from the experience.
“The Germans are very professional, they do things right, they train hard so hopefully he can come back with good experience.”
Moyes has played a role in Declan Rice graduating from a promising youngster into a first-team regular and many of the fans want Oxford to be afforded the same opportunity.
West Ham have a rich history of producing top-notch academy products but chances to play are few and far between for the current crop.