West Ham have yet to make up their mind over the future of talented youngster Reece Oxford, amid reports that he is set to make a permanent move to the Bundesliga.
Oxford first broke into West Ham’s first-team in the 2015-16 season, becoming the youngest player ever for the club at the age of 16 years and 198 days, also becoming the second youngest Premier League starter after Jose Baxter when he made his full league debut several weeks later.
Currently on loan with Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, a number of sources have claimed that German club interest in Oxford is rising.
Monchengladbach have already expressed an interest in signing the versatile defender, who can play across the back and in midfield, on a permanent deal, but reports now suggest that RB Leipzig are competing for his signature.
The Red Bull expansion club are ready to offer an initial fee of £8million, which could potentially rise to a combined total of £17million.
However the Evening Standard claim that West Ham are yet to make a decision on the future of their young starlet and are still considering whether or not to bring him back into David Moyes’ first-team, with minutes hard to come by in the Bundesliga.
The Hammers have until the start of 2018 to make a decision on whether to recall Oxford, who only made his first start for Monchengladbach on December 12th.
Oxford’s contract with the London club runs through to 2021, and despite a number of top clubs harbouring an interest in the European Golden Boy prize nominee, he has failed to pull up any trees in his loan spells thus far.