Man Utd ready Oxford move, as youngster stalls on West Ham contract renewal
Manchester United are waiting in the wings to swoop and snatch up West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford, as the teenager stalls on a new contract offer, according to reports.
The Mirror is reporting that West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford is stalling on signing a new contract with the Hammers, and Manchester United are weighing up making a move to sign the teenage defender who has been tipped to have a bright future in the game.
Oxford played a handful of games for the Hammers last season, and drew widespread praise for his performance in the East London club’s victory over Arsenal at the Emirates in the early stages of the last Premier League campaign.
And England international at under 19 level, Oxford, who is still on 17 years old, has been earmarked as a future star of the Three Lions, and United are known to be big admirers of the youngster, and have tracked his progress for over a year now.
Oxford is able to play as a central defender or a defensive midfielder, and, despite his tender years, he has the requisite physicality as well as the technical ability and maturity to become a success at the highest level.
If the youngster continues to stall on signing a new deal, West Ham may be forced into considering the prospect of selling Oxford.