Report: Reece Oxford close to sealing West Ham loan exit with defender arriving for Borussia Monchengladbach talks

General view of the West Ham emblem on the side of the stadium before the match

West Ham United prospect Reece Oxford is closing in on a loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substitutedWest Ham's Reece Oxford is on the verge of a move away

A report in the Daily Mail has suggested that Reece Oxford is close to agreeing a loan move away from West Ham, having arrived in Germany ahead of his switch to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Oxford is one of the brightest prospects coming through at the London Stadium currently, and appeared set to enjoy a rapid rise when, as a 16-year-old, he kept Mesut Ozil quiet as the Hammers won against Arsenal on the opening day of the 2015-16 season.

However, he has only made a handful of appearances for the first-team since, spending the latter half of this past season on loan at Reading in the Championship.

And it appears that he is set to leave the club once again, with the Mail reporting that he has arrived in Germany for advanced talks ahead of completing his loan switch to Monchengladbach - which is expected to last for the entirety of next season.

However, the Mail adds that West Ham were never interested in any permanent offers for the promising centre-back, and are hoping that he can enjoy something like the spell that Chelsea's Andreas Christensen enjoyed during his two years with the same Bundesliga side. 

Everton's Romelu Lukaku in action with West Ham's Reece OxfordEverton's Romelu Lukaku in action with West Ham's Reece Oxford

If Oxford does enjoy plenty of first-team football, then it will surely be a tremendous move for him with Monchengladbach finishing in the top-half of the top flight last term.

And if he does play an important role for the side - provided that he does complete the move as seemingly expected - then Slaven Bilic will surely know that he will be ready to feature more prominently for the Irons.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

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