Jamie Redknapp compares West Ham's Reece Oxford to John Stones.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford
Reece Oxford was one of the stars of the opening day last season as he helped West Ham pull off a surprise 2-0 win over Arsenal.
The teenager was largely kept under wraps after that by Slaven Bilic, but pundit Jamie Redknapp is tipping him to have a big impact this season, hailing him as one of his 10 stars to watch this season, for The Mail.
Redknapp believes Oxford can continue his development this season, and in a few years even go on to be worth as much as £50 million man John Stones who has just clinched a move to Manchester City.
West Ham's Reece Oxford
He said: "I might be going one year too early on this kid, but he’s a special talent. He has that Rio Ferdinand elegance about him with the ball.
"If John Stones is worth nearly £50m now, Oxford — remember he is still only 17 — can be worth the same to West Ham in three or four years. An England player of the future."
The man Redknapp also compared Oxford to, Rio Ferdinand, left West Ham for £30 million in 2003, but the way the transfer market has inflated since then, he would be surely worth even more than John Stones is today.
Oxford is a bright talent who shone in pre-season and all at the club have high hopes for him.
The only blot against him is the fact he is yet to sign an extended contract at the club, with The Mirror reporting in July that Manchester United are interested in him.
West Ham's Reece Oxford in action with Werder Bremen's Fin Bartels