Oxford shares Sterling agent

Agent-Aidy-WardNow the purpose of this piece is not to worry anybody but just to keep you entirely in the picture on the stories that matter.

Today’s West Ham headlines have been dominted by the Reece Oxford affair which has seen suggestions from the national press that he will soon be the subject of a £10 million plus bid from Manchester United.

There were suggestions elsewhere that a bid had actually been received for £15 milion which turned out to be inaccurate when own sources inside the club  made it clear there had been no enquiry or offer from anywhere.

Agents are always around but there’s no suggestion of anything untoward here. Reece Oxford’s is Aidy Ward who also acts for Raheem Sterling but any idea that top clubs will be ready to pay such monstrous figures for a teenager are patently absurd.

Why? Because two years is the maximum allowed for a 17-year-old but he can sign a long-term deal when he reaches eighteen in December 2016.

Clearly, therefore,  no transfer is going to happen in this window – it’s about seen months to soon minimum and 19 months maximum.

In the meantime Slaven Bilic has an important  job convincing the best young Academy prouct of his generation that West Ham is the club that can best further his career.

The national newspaper that broke this story really has been left with enough egg on its face to make an omlette and the rest of us can relax – this was an extremely over cooked story.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

7 comments on “Oxford shares Sterling agent

  1. This has been pointed out a few times but too many lazy media outlets just copy & paste stories. Maybe we should make something up & see how far we can take it….

  2. Latest news I saw Juventus where interested in him

  3. I heard there was an agreement with PSG that Reece could sign for them nxt summer for £30m if Zlatan signed for us. 😀

  4. I think you are barking up the wrong tree lads.My most reliable source told me a matter of minutes ago that Reece Oxford is Shamrock Rovers No.1 transfer target lol

  5. The Brentwood Gazette have just broken the story of the summer West Ham to sign England international striker & bring him back to the PL…… Carlton Cole

  6. First to offer £25 million gets him,or bugged off,
    When his agent gets him the £25K per week he wants he will sign for us,

  7. Has Mystic man confirmed any of these moves yet.If Bradders ain’t mentioned it it can’t be true 🙂

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