Reece Of To Ze Germans

Reece Oxford is close to signing a season long loan move to Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach. West Ham's 18 year old star of the future spent five relatively unsuccessful months on loan at Reading last season, he has had a medical ahead of a move to Germany where it is hoped that he can hone his skills ready to take his place in the first team. Oxford was the second youngest player to start a Premier League match when he played against Arsenal, aged 16 years and 198 days, in August 2015. Oxford signed a new four and a half year deal at West Ham in December 2016, and he was originally going to be 'fast tracked' however it now seems his development will be under less scrutiny in Germany than if he had stayed on these shores. - Ed

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Got a work colleague that it fanatical BMgb fan, says they did a great job for Chavski with Christensen so hopefully the same for us with Oxford

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andycarrollstyle's picture

They will get him up to Nordtveit quality in no time

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plaistow-man's picture

Annnnnd Nordtveit has just gone to Hoffenhiem!

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asheshammer's picture

;)

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darrenharry's picture

Should be pushing Ginge out of the squad by now. If not we should sell. Obviously not as good as the early hype.

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boogerscaravan's picture

Maybe it's a foreign exchange student programme and they owe us one? A sort of BOGOF - Maybe we will get a shed load of Bratwurst in return for the players canteen..!!

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If hes good enough for a decent side in the bundesliga then why not the hammers?he didnt get much of a look in at Reading,so is this a wise decision to send him to Germany?i agree with D.H,either give him a chance at westham or get rid!

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Get rid of him? I understand he has stagnated in some eyes but the boy IS still a kid! Jeez. I thought we were better than that on here. Yeah because he is the grand old age of 18 and should really be pushing for a England place by now.

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darrenharry's picture

Jeez Louise grow a pair it opinions. My lord this site used to have some banter that would put you in rehab if you found this a challenging view.
This decision seems to imply we think we are Chelsea. Sending players out but not breaking the cord as too scared they'll come back to haunt us, but not brave enough to play them. It's a crap decision for all parties and leaves us no nearer a platform required to push on.

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Dicks is the man's picture

whats odd is that when he was 16 he played against arsenal and looked good. how come he's now no longer good enough even to be playing anywhere near our first team squad? i think players like him need to be on the bench, coming off to replace collins etc after 70 mins or so when the game is going ok for us. get him used to the prem league at least. he could even play in def mid role like obiang. less liability. for me him being 18 is not the point. the point is do we want him or not? he's just not being given a chance anywhere in the team. we moaned about allardyce not giving young players a chance, well same again here surely. we're saying maybe he's not good enough..but we've all seen that actually he is as he can do it at prem level. I'm not saying he should be a starter but surely after a season of being farmed out last year he should be getting a toe in the door now?

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I agree dicksy with a lot of what you are saying. Based on what has happened especially with Oxford, he should be used a lot more at the end of games 10 mins here 20 mins there. Or maybe longer in dm. Age should however come into it at 18 as there is still a hell of a lot of time to meet his potential. He could take another 3 years and still only be 21! It's ok to loan the likes of Cullen or Burke because they got a lot of game time as a result, but Oxford can get more game time in bits of games here than being loaned. The boy has yet to get enough bulk to play in his natural position, that comes with age. So for me he shouldnt play centre half yet unless we loan him to someone like Colchester. But for me we should use him as a bit part. Obviously at 16/17 altho he played a couple of games he was never gona be a regular and was played in mid. Question for me is why he hasn't been considered for run outs in that role since.

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darrenharry's picture

It's the strangest decision I've seen since Colin Foster started up front @ Southend in the 90s

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Dicks is the man's picture

lol or ian pearce playing upfront under old arry.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Tommy Taylor at centre forward under johnny L

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Dicks is the man's picture

trump that too with Benni Mac playing up front under Gianfranco.

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Or les sealey upfront v arsenal. Some of them were better than zaza.

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boogerscaravan's picture

Er I think you're forgetting Georgie Best Superstar looks lime a women and he wears a bra and Rodney Marsh signing for Fulham in the 70's .....Taxi

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Is basically the point i was trying to make,if slav or the board doesnt think hes good enough,then why not just take the
15 mill or so for him....the likes of manure & chelski have reportedly been interested in him so he must be pretty good!!
Like you say he had a blinder at 16 against the arse,but has rarely played since...
IF hes as good as the hype surrounding him,bloody well play him then!!

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burkie's picture

http://www.football.london/west-ham-united-fc/players/west-ham-loan-watc...
Oxford, Samualson, Burke and the rest of them ,i know one thing if i was a young west ham player I'd think very seriously about getting away permanently

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For this season would be critical if I was a youth player. If youngsters were no where near given a chance instead of foreign mediocrity I'd be off like a shot. It's no good having a youth set up if they are not being considered at any stage. People need hope and bilic isn't giving the kids that. Mind you neither are the board ATM.

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