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Don’t believe the Oxford hype

Oxford-604905The Daily Mail have recycled their monthly Reece Oxford valuation story this weekend. The Mail gave him a £10m valuation back in May, this rose to £15m in June and this weekend it has risen again to £18m.

The story remains essentially the same though, they claim West Ham have placed an £18m price tag on the starlet defender shoulders.

They say Manchester City and Manchester United are among the clubs closely monitoring 17-year-old Oxford, who they claim is currently involved in a contractual stand-off with West Ham. Oxford has previously denied and rubbished stories that he and his agent have made demands for up to £40,000 per week, likewise the club say there is no hurry considering the club cannot officially get the youngster to sign a new long term contract until he reaches eighteen in December.

The mail repeat their own story that Bundesliga club Red Bull Leipzig have already made a £10m offer for RR Very Low (1)Oxford that would have netted the youngster £20,000-a-week, but it was rejected by David Sullivan.

The truth is, nothing has changed with the Reece Oxford situation since last time and no bids have been received to our knowledge.

In June our top source at the club told us “There has been no bid and we are not expecting one. Mind you there is quite possibly a lot of agent activity going on as one might expect. As for bracing ourselves for a bid – there has been nothing from anywhere so that wouldn’t be true.”


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Don’t believe the Oxford hype

  1. If the speculation continues maybe he will be worth £50 mill by September 😉

  2. The main reason I like it on this site is that I get re-assured when necessary.
    Thanks again chaps.

  3. Bilic will need to increase his playing time this year. The Euro games will let him do that. I can see a CB pairing of both Reeces developing nicely v the lesser Euro teams in the early stages of the competition.

  4. Give him £20k per week tie him down to 4 year contract and get him playing at left back now,
    Or use him as bait for player swap only to cure are forward problem like Bony for City or Dempsey for Manure,
    Walcott Gooners,xuck Spuds,
    Good job we let Tommo go or Hendrie on Loan,

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