Is West Ham star Reece Oxford in limbo until January after latest twist in his career?

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on September 19, 2017 in...

West Ham United starlet Reece Oxford looks set to return to the club early from another disastrous loan spell.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and West Ham United at the Riverside Stadium on January 21, 2017 in...

The Hammers prodigy was farmed out on a season-long loan to German side Borussia Monchengladbach to gain more first-team experience this season.

But the club have lost patience with the Bundesliga outfit after Oxford's failure to break into their first team despite having the second worst defensive record in the league so far this season.

Oxford, who shot to prominence when he made his debut with a midfield masterclass in a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates in the opening game of the 2015/16 season aged just 16, is said to be 'massively disappointed' with his loan experience, as reported by The Sun.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United is seen on arrival at the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Ham United at Carrow Road on February 13, 2016 in...

The report claims he will not return until December which is the halfway point of the season-long deal.

So that leaves Oxford in limbo and unlikely to feature for West Ham until January even if Slaven Bilic wanted to use him.

The Hammers submitted a 26-man squad to the Premier League ahead of the new season and with Oxford signed up to spend the campaign in Germany although academy players do not count in that allocation.

The former Reading loanee has found game time hard to come by under Bilic since his meteoric rise from the club's famed academy to the first team.

West Ham Uniteds Croatian manager Slaven Bilic talks to West Ham United's English defender Reece Oxford during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United...West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic talks to Oxford

It seems the earliest West Ham could call on Oxford will be in December/January at the earliest, the folly of which would be brought sharply into focus should West Ham suddenly suffer a defensive injury crisis.

It is the latest negative twist in the hot prospect's fledgling career so far and comes after he signed a long term deal with the Hammers to ward off very real interest from some of Europe's top clubs keen on securing his signature.

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