West Ham United fans split on Reece Oxford exit

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.

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.