West Ham youngster Reece Oxford seals Bundesliga move to Borussia Monchengladbach

Reece Oxford has joined Borussia Monchengladbach from West Ham, according to his management.

As first revealed by the Mirror weeks ago, the Hammers were keen to send Oxford out on a season-long loan with the Foals to gain first team experience and Colossal Sports Management have posted a picture of the player alongside Gladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl to confirm the deal.

The 18-year-old follows Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen in moving from the Premier League to the Borussia Park in order to develop as a player.

Oxford, who signed a new deal last season until 2021, is versatile and can play in centre-midfield or at centre-back.

After a couple of appearances under Slaven Bilic in the Europa League qualifiers, Oxford’s involvement in the first team was cut short, leading to a five-month loan spell with Reading.

Oxford poses with Gladbach sporting director Max Erbl

The second-youngster player to start a Premier League game against Arsenal in August 2015, aged 16 years and 198 days, the Hammers have held him back since.

Gladbach have a fine record in nurturing young talent and offered Christensen 81 games in a two-year loan spell, which will give West Ham optimism that Oxford will be handed a similar amount of game time.

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