Chairman explains why he turned down loan move for West Ham teenage talent

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony admits interest in West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed on social networking site Twitter that he turned down the chance to sign Reece Oxford.

MacAnthony has claimed that he could have recruited the 17-year-old on loan from West Ham United in the January transfer window. The 39-year-old has also explained why the deal did not go through.

Oxford is 17 years of age and can play as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder. The West Ham youngster is very talented and has already played in the Premier League this season. The teenager has featured in four league matches for the Hammers and has a pass accuracy of 80%.

West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 36 points from 23 matches. Slaven Bilic’s side are just six points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League spot.

The Hammers will return to action on Saturday evening when they take on Liverpool away from home at Anfield in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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