West Ham starlet to leave?

West Ham starlet Reece Oxford could be about to leave the club in a permanent deal according to reports.

The BBC claim that the Hammers’ academy product is wanted by high flying German club, RB Leipzig, and in a deal worth up to £16.8m. It is thought that the Bundesliga club are optimistic of securing the deal for an initial fee of £8m, with the rest being paid in the shape of bonuses.

Oxford is highly regarded as one of the best talents to come out of the clubs academy in recent years, and made his debut at the club aged just 16 years an 198 days, the youngest player to ever play for the club.

However, since the, the youngster’s career has stalled. He was sent on loan to Reading last January, but only made five appearances in the Royals’ promotion push.

He was loaned out again in the summer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but has once again struggled for game time, making just four appearances for the Bundesliga club so far this season.

West Ham were planning on letting him end the season with the German club, but interest from Leipzig could see him recalled next month in order to complete the deal.

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