Report claims Reece Oxford is holding back on new West Ham deal

The youngster wants assurances over first-team football at West Ham United.

West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford is holding out on signing a new deal at West Ham United, reports the Mirror.

The Hammers youngster broke through into the first-team this season, making his debut in the opening day win over Arsenal.

He impressed too, putting in an assured performance that made a mockery of any doubts about his ability to perform in such a big game.

Since then though he has managed just five appearances in 2016, starting just one of those games.

That has led to him seeking assurances about his first-team future before he will agree a new deal with West Ham, reports the Mirror.

The Hammers have offered him a new long-term contract to try to tie him down for the future.

He is set to wait though to ensure he will be offered a role in the first-team in the near future.

Should he decide not to agree a new deal at the club, there is already firm interest in his services, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester Unite all watching developments and any could be tempted to make an offer in due course.

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