West Ham academy graduate Reece Oxford has struggled to fit into the system at West Ham since making his way through to the team a couple of years ago but German side Borussia Monchengladbach are keen to finalize a move for the player as reported by IB Times.
Borussia Monchengladbach did have the player earlier in the season but, the Hammers recalled the player to the club after having limited action with just two starts in the Bundesliga this season.
Gladbach were keen on making the move permanent but, Oxford was recalled before the winter break which is currently in place in Germany as the player looks at his options with RB Leipzig showing a strong interest.
Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to keep the player away from the German club after not getting too much action of late on loan whilst the club have also offered the player a new four-and-half-year contract and sees him in their long-term plans.
Gladbach remain really keen on a move to make Oxford a signing of theirs despite not giving him to many opportunities this season and Oxford, was not involved in West Hams FA Cup tie at Shrewsbury.
The German clubs sporting club director Max Eberl has spoken about the situation of the deal for Oxford.
“We spoke to West Ham a lot in the winter break and we were surprised when they decided to trigger the clause to recall him”The tone of the discussions before that had been slightly different.
“But I understand their intentions – West Ham are in a fight to stay up and they wanted to bring back a really good player to help them. However he hasn’t featured for them since being recalled so we are continuing to have talks with the club.
“I hope that no other club comes in and makes him an offer to turn his head. As long as that doesn’t happen, we have the chance of bringing Reece back to Gladbach. He developed brilliantly in the five months he was with us. He had to wait for his chance but when he got it, he took his opportunity impressively.”