Report: Gladbach table £10.8m offer for West Ham outcast Reece Oxford

Reece Oxford of West Ham United during the behind closed doors match between Brentford FC XI and West Ham United XI at Griffin Park on November 15, 2018 in Brentford, England.

West Ham youngster Oxford has long been linked with a return to Gladbach.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United in action during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United U23 and Brighton and Hove Albion U23 at Chigwell Construction Stadium on December 15,...

German newspaper Bild have claimed that Borussia Monchengladbach have submitted an offer worth £10.8million for West Ham United defender Reece Oxford.

The 20-year-old is struggling at West Ham under Manuel Pellegrini, with the Chilean boss preferring new signings Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop, while Angelo Ogbonna is considered first reserve.

Even prior to the summer signings of Diop and Balbuena, Oxford was out of favour at the London Stadium and had move to Gladbach on a season-long loan last summer - a deal sanctioned by Slaven Bilic.

 

Oxford returned to West Ham in January at the request of David Moyes, and made three appearances in January but was allowed to finish his loan in Gladbach. He last appeared for West Ham on January 30.

It seems that the England youth international, who has 17 senior Hammers appearances to his name, has little future in east London and a move is likely to be struck in the January window.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United warms up prior to the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Chelsea on September 22, 2018 in Dagenham, England.

Now, a return to Gladbach is seemingly on the cards, with the German club bidding just over £10million to land the impressive defender who is known most for his man-of-the-match debut against Arsenal as a 16-year-old under Bilic.

It remains to be seen what West Ham's response is to the eight-figure bid, but with Pellegrini hardly using Oxford, such an offer is likely to be considered by the Hammers hierarchy.

Reece Oxford of Moenchengladbach runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and SV Werder Bremen at Borussia-Park on March 2, 2018 in Moenchengladbach,...

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