Report: Nottingham Forest target Reece Oxford to see out West Ham deal

Manuel Pellegrini the manager

Nottingham Forest target Reece Oxford has reportedly decided to see out his West Ham United contract.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United

According to a report from Sky Sports, Nottingham Forest target Reece Oxford will seemingly look to see out his West Ham contract rather than look to leave the London Stadium this month.

Discussions surrounding Oxford's future feel as though they have become a regular fixture of the transfer window in recent years. The defender has not managed to kick on as many expected him to when he burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old playing out of position and putting Mesut Ozil in his pocket on his Premier League debut.

 

It does appear that a move away would be in everyone's best interests. And he does have options to leave the Irons this month, with Sky Sports reporting that Heerenveen have seen a loan bid rejected, while Forest and Eintracht Frankfurt had both been in talks over a potential deal.

However, Sky Sports is now suggesting that Oxford plans to see out the rest of his contract with the Irons. That will keep him at the club until 2021.

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at City Ground on January 26, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Given the potential that Oxford showed when he broke into the first-team, there will probably be a number of fans who will continue to hold out some hope that he can still become the player that the club had such high hopes for.

But with Manuel Pellegrini yet to use him this season, it does appear that the 20-year-old may be starting to run out of time to prove that he can turn his West Ham situation around.

Manuel Pellegrini the manager

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