West Ham United could sell Reece Oxford this month to Borussia Monchengladbach if the Bundesliga outfit meet the club’s £15 million valuation, according to The Telegraph.
The talented youngster spent the first half of the campaign on loan at the German club but recently returned to the London Stadium.
Monchengladbach’s interest in making Oxford a permanent signing has been well documented in the press but West Ham have resisted the Bundesliga side’s advances so far.
The Telegraph claim that the German side have already had an £8 million offer for the defender knocked back by David Moyes’ men, but the Premier League side are open to selling the youth-team graduate for the right price.
Oxford is widely regarded as a young player with a bright future in the game, but has struggled to win a place in the West Ham first-team squad over the last 12 months.
The 19-year-old broke onto the scene by putting in a man-of-the-match showing against Arsenal on the first day of the 2015-16 campaign, operating in midfield and marking Mesut Ozil out of the game.
While many West Ham fans expected Oxford to go on to become a regular for club and country, the versatile youngster has not been able to hold down a regular place in the Hammers starting XI.
Declan Rice has broken through this season at the club, but Oxford’s opportunities look limited and he could well be a fringe player at the London Stadium if he stays.
A fee of £15 million would represent a decent fee for a player that is yet to really prove himself in senior football, but the West Ham fans would surely be reluctant to see him leave.
Given the potential Oxford has shown in the few games he has played for the Hammers and in the reserve ranks, offloading the rising star could well come back to haunt the Irons.
That said, it appears to be time for West Ham to make a decision over Oxford – either play him or sell him.