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West Ham in tug-of-war with Monchengladbach and Leipzig over Reece Oxford

The youngster - who joined Gladbach on loan in the summer - seems keen to remain in Germany

Remember Reece Oxford?

To anyone who isn’t a West Ham fan, the youngster is best remembered for keeping Mesut Ozil particularly quiet on his Hammers debut two years – going up against the Arsenal man in a famous 2-0 win as a 16-year-old.



Not much has happened to him since, but he made headlines in the summer when Bundesliga giants Borussia Monchengladbach (does anyone not copy and paste that?) snapped him up on a season-long loan.

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Since then, the 19-year-old has made three league appearances for the side that is chasing a Champions League spot this season – and he’s reportedly keen to stay in Germany permanently.

The youngster has had to bind his time in Germany

The youngster has had to bind his time in Germany

However, West Ham have recalled the England U20 star for the time being, as they decide what to do with the fan favourite.

Oxford seems adamant he’s returning to Gladbach though, and even changed his social media profiles to reflect where his heart lies.

And the plot has thickened, with Bundesliga villains RB Leipzig (boo, hiss) also keen on signing the teenager with a £8 million deal reportedly in the works.

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Fifth-place Leipzig – who are currently ahead of Gladbach in the league on goal difference – tried to sign Oxford back in 2016.

Leipzig are sniffing ’round him too

Leipzig are sniffing ’round him too

Speaking about the player at a press conference on Friday, Hammers boss David Moyes said: “I don’t know Reece, I’ve never worked with him, so I’ll take the time to have a look at him.

“I know he has been talked of very highly and I hope we can help him but it’ll take me a while to get to know what he does.”