West Ham United fans have given mixed responses to the news of Reece Oxford’s departure.
It was reported over the last week or so that the 18-year-old was going to be shipped out on loan again.
This time, the defence-minded player sealed a temporary season-long deal with Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 21, 2017
Oxford became the club’s youngest ever player to make his debut when he played in a Europa League match in July 2015 at the age of 16.
Since then, the England Under-20 international has made nine appearances in all competitions, but an ankle ligament injury stopped him in his tracks.
Oxford failed to get a look-in last season under manager Slaven Bilic and was eventually loaned out to Reading in the winter window.
He made just five appearances in the Championship, but will be hoping for more game time in Germany after completing another loan switch.
Some fans feel that another spell away from the club will boost Oxford’s development, while others are unhappy that he is not being given a chance at West Ham.
Great move. Hopefully he'll develop like Christianson from Chelsea. He's been great
— ⚒DieHardHammer⚒ (@DieHardHammers) June 21, 2017
I wish you lots of luck, Reece! Please come home soon!
— LindsayWesker (@LindsayWesker) June 21, 2017
Mönchengladbach have got themselves a good signing. Where are ours ???
— ASH (@AshleyNolan21) June 22, 2017
We need to send him out for his improvement why did we get rid of Tony Carr and employ that muppet Westley
— David McIntosh (@waldairbooks) June 22, 2017
another young hammer shipped out.
— Conrad Bunyan (@cfbunyan) June 21, 2017
Cant get a look in at west ham but good enough for Bundesliga…hmmm
— Trevor Bishop (@trevorbishop11) June 21, 2017
— Dunc9 (@WHU99) June 21, 2017
Good move, if he plays it will help his development and should be first team next year
— Alfie Grant (@alfiegrant6) June 21, 2017
If he plays 15 games for them next season he will stay, watch. BMGB are a better side than us who can offer him CL. Risky.
— Matt Ware (@Matthew_Ware_II) June 21, 2017