Report: No permanent clause included in deal for West Ham's Oxford

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...

West Ham United defender Reece Oxford is to return to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Freiburg's  midfielder Janik Haberer (R) and  Moenchengladbach's English defender Reece Oxford vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between SC...

The Daily Mail have claimed in their live transfer blog (Wednesday, 15:47) that Reece Oxford is to return to German club Borussia Monchengladbach on loan from West Ham - but a permanent clause will not be included in the deal.

The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan with the German giants but managed to make just four first-team appearances, however they came in the Bundesliga side's last four matches before the winter break.

Now, Gladbach have confirmed a move on Twitter after completing a deal to sign Oxford on loan for the second half of the season.

David Moyes decided to recall the teenager in order to have a look at him before making a decision, and he featured in the FA Cup matches against Shreswbury Town and Wigan as well as coming on as a sub against Crystal Palace.

But Moyes has seemingly decided to loan the England youth international back to Gladbach, but has prevented the German side from including a permanent clause in the deal.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United in action during the West Ham United training session at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tom...

Instead of being a loan-to-buy deal for Oxford, then, it will just be a temporary move that will see Oxford return to the London Stadium at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

The Hammers have plenty of cover at centre-back in Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid, Declan Rice, Reece Burke, Jose Fonte and James Collins, making Oxford surplus to requirements for the time being.

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