West Ham fans react as Reece Oxford secures loan move to Augsburg

West Ham’s Reece Oxford has completed a loan move to Augsburg until the end of the season – this will be his second spell with a German club, having spent the 17/18 season with Borussia Monchengladbach.

The youngster broke onto the scene in 2014 as a 16-year-old and won the man of the match award on his debut against Arsenal – the versatile centre-back was deployed at the base of midfield and enjoyed a match-high 95 per cent passing accuracy and was dispossessed just once.

However, since then he hasn’t had the four or so years in claret and blue that everyone surely expected him to have – the now 20-year-old has made just 17 total appearances for the Hammers, while 19-year-old Declan Rice has become a shoe-in for Manuel Pellegrini.

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Oxford will now, however, have another crack at the Bundesliga and will hope he can enjoy similar success to the likes of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson, who have been sensational for Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim, respectively.

Although with Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna the only fit, recognised centre-backs available, the decision to loan out the former England U20 international is a bizarre one and may come back to haunt Pellegrini.

Here’s how the Irons fans reacted to the news on Twitter…

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