England's Reece Oxford celebrates scoring their first goal
West Ham United teenager Reece Oxford has told the club's official website that he wants to be playing football week in and week out next season.
The 17-year-old, once on the books at Tottenham Hotspur, is now considered to be one of the hottest young prospects in English football having risen up through the ranks in East London.
FC Lusitans’ Jose Aguilar and West Ham's Reece Oxford in action
Capable of playing at centre back and in holding midfield, Oxford has been tipped for a huge future, and he gave fans a glimpse of what he can do last season.
Oxford started away at Arsenal in West Ham's first game of the Premier League season, and whilst he impressed, he was largely kept out of the side by manager Slaven Bilic.
West Ham's Reece Oxford in action with Werder Bremen's Fin Bartels
Now, Oxford has been linked with a move away from the Hammers, as The Mirror reported earlier this week that Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all keen to sign Oxford this summer, as he is stalling on a new contract with West Ham.
Oxford was this weekend rewarded with the Young Hammer of the Year award, and he told the club's official website that it was 'unbelievable' to win such an honour.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted
However, Oxford added that the thought he would kick on from youth football, and wants to be playing week in and week out next season - which may add even more questions over his future in claret and blue.
"It’s been unbelievable," said Oxford. "I won the Dylan Tombides award last year, so to win the Young Hammer of the Year award is unbelievable. It is a real pleasure. I feel like my hard work has paid off now so I’m happy that I have been awarded [the award] by the Club. I didn’t think I’d have moved to where I am now so quickly."
"I did think I was going to push on, but I’m just happy I’m here right now doing what I’m doing. Hopefully I’ll be playing week in, week out [in twelve months’ time]," he added.
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