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West Ham kid Reece Oxford wanted by Atletico Madrid in shock £12million swoop

Highly-rated teenager has returned to Germany for second loan stint at Borussia Monchengladbach but could be set for Spain

Atletico Madrid are monitoring West Ham youngster Reece Oxford, according to reports.

The La Liga giants are closely eyeing the teenager who is currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, claim Telegraph Sport.

Reece Oxford is being monitored by Atletico Madrid

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Reece Oxford is being monitored by Atletico Madrid

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Oxford, 19, signed up for second spell with the German side in January after a brief return to the Hammers to be assessed by new boss David Moyes.

But the Scot opted for more experienced options – leaving Oxford unsure over his future at the club.

He initially struggled for game time in the Bundesliga but started last Sunday’s derby defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

And Atletico boss Diego Simeone could make a tilt for the England Under-20s defender if he impresses in the second half of the campaign.


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Reece Oxford in action against Michy Batshuayi and Borussia Dortmund last week

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Reece Oxford in action against Michy Batshuayi and Borussia Dortmund last week

Reece Oxford signed five-year-deal with West Ham on 18th birthday

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Reece Oxford signed five-year-deal with West Ham on 18th birthday

The Londoner was the subject of a £10million permanent bid from Monchengladbach last month.

That was rebuffed buy the Hammers who value Oxford at closer to £12m.

RB Leipzig are also keen – and the defender’s willingness to leave the comfort zone of the Premier League has alerted Europe’s big boys.

But, it is claimed, Spain could well be Oxford’s preferred destination should he quit East London.