Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl has a lot of work to do during this month's transfer window, if he is to have any chance whatsoever of guiding his side away from relegation trouble during the second half of the season.
It could be argued that the Austrian needs to strengthen all over the pitch, and in particular, the additions of a central midfielder and a centre-back will surely feature highly on his wish-list.
Oxford can play either in the centre-back position or the deep-lying midfield role.
He is young, full of energy, and comfortable when in possession of the football - all attributes that make him perfectly suited to Hasenhüttl's high-octane playing style at Southampton.
According to a report from Football.London, West Ham value Oxford at round £10 million, and in today's day and age, that would represent excellent value for money for someone with the youngster's quality and potential.
The Hammers man undoubtedly possesses the ability to go to the very top in the game, and a fresh start with Southampton, combined with renewed application and motivation, could see him become an absolute monster for Hasenhüttl's side.
And for just £10 million, Southampton can't afford to miss out on the 20-year-old.