West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has said that Reece Oxford needs to stay grounded after his nomination for the Golden Boy award.

Oxford was recently nominated for the Golden Boy accolade alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford, Gabriel Jesus and Kylian Mbappe.

The young midfielder/defender is currently on loan to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, but is yet to find a regular place in the team.

Speaking to The Mirror, Bilic said this:

If he goes one way and thinks he is Mbappe then that’s wrong. He needs to use this in the right way.

He has got it in him, get his place and start playing regularly. Hopefully he will get that in Germany and it’ll be great to play in the Bundesliga.

Stephen Pond/Getty Images SportMany West Ham fans see him as the best young prospect at the club and are expecting big things from him in the future.

He made his debut against Arsenal as a 16-year-old and was heavily-praised for his impressive performance on the day.

Oxford has failed to push on as much as he would have liked since then and spent time on-loan to Reading in the Championship last season.

He often featured as a central defender, although he was not included in the starting XI of their play-off final loss to Huddersfield.

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