Oxford for sale

Oxford – could be set for a German return

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West Ham are ready to sell Reece Oxford should they receive an offer of £10 million or more.

With central defenders Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuana, Angelo Ogbonna and Declan Rice all part of the first team squad, boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be more than happy with those options..

ClaretandHugh understands that Borrusia Gladbach may be ready to take Reece back to Germany where he started to make an impression towards the end of his loan spell at the club as David Moyes arrived as manager.

He failed to impress on his return in FA Cup games before suffering an ankle injury and was not used in any Premier League games.

However, he was reported widely as having been keen to remain in Germany where Gladbach may now be ready to take another look after he made just seven appearances last season.

Club insiders believe that he has now joined a potential exit list which includes Sam Byram, Jordan Hugill, and Edi Fernandes.

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8 comments on “Oxford for sale

  1. Seven appearances mostly at right-back. I saw some of his appearences on our cable, and he was neat and tidy, but not impressive. He did not overlap much either.
    He lost his way, perhaps listening to the wrong influences. Who knows he may re-appear as a decent CB sometime in the future but it would not be right for us to keep him just in case he does that.

  2. Shame really… at one point one of the brightest young talents in world football.

  3. Good luck to him hopefully if sold the chairmen will include a 25% sell on clause or buyback option in case he fullfill his potential

  4. Massive mistake to sell him. I saw him play right back for munchen gladbach and was decent enough but not his position. However in the one game he played as a defencive midfielder he was great. He hit an amazing volley in that game that hit the post I remember. Sell him now for 10 million but in the future he will be worth ten times that. I hope Balbuena is good but I heard a respected journalist recently saying that he fears Balbuena might prove to be too slow and ponderous for the premier league.
    When pellegrini took over he said he wanted to bring a lot of young players through into the first team. Unless they are worth 10 million plus obviously in which case the owner will flog them off to the highest bidder. Will we have any young english players left in our team in a few years team I wonder or will they all have been replaced with South Americans.

  5. Sell on or buy back clause inserted and that problem is covered. If he doesn’t break through we have saved a fortune. Everyone wants us to move to the next level but want us to retain players that have failed at this one. All a matter of personal taste i suppose.

  6. If he has to be sold I would consider selling him to a Bundesliga club with a buy back clause after two years. That’s a sensible idea, because personally I don’t know how you can judge a player a failure at such a young age.

  7. I don’t personally judge him a failure but clearly the powers that be don’t consider him to have progressed as required. If he had he’d have been included last year when recalled from Germany. Considering the amount of goals we were shipping yet he still couldn’t get a game, it doesn’t seem he was that impressive.

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