Report: Augsburg willing to pay £3.4m for West Ham United’s Reece Oxford

Reece Oxford of Fc Ausgburg, goalkeeper Thomas Kraft of Hertha BSC Berlin, Karim Rekik of Hertha BSC Berlin , Marvin Plattenhardt of Hertha BSC Berlin , Michael Gregoritsch of Fc Ausgburg...

Reece Oxford spent the second half of the season on loan at Augsburg from West Ham United.

Reece Oxford of FC Augsburg looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at WWK-Arena on April 26, 2019 in Augsburg, Germany.

According to Football.London, FC Augsburg are interested in signing Reece Oxford from West Ham United in the summer transfer window.

Oxford, who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, spent the second half of the 2018-19 season on loan at Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

It has been reported by Football.London that the England Under-20 international is close to agreeing personal terms on a permanent move to the German club.

The report has also claimed that Augsburg are willing to pay Oxford’s release clause of £3.4 million.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on November 8, 2018 in Romford, England.

Leaving West Ham United

Oxford has been on the books of West Ham since 2011, but the youngster has failed to establish himself as a regular in the London club’s first team.

It will make sense for the English youngster to leave the London Stadium on a permanent basis and join Augsburg if they want him.

According to WhoScored, the 20-year-old - who earns £20,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - made six starts and two substitute appearances in the Bundesliga for Augsburg in the second half of the season, providing one assist in the process.

Reece Oxford of FC Augsburg controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and Hertha BSC at WWK-Arena on May 11, 2019 in Augsburg, Germany.

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