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West Ham set to confirm Reece Oxford loan deal to Borussia Monchengladbach

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West Ham defender Reece Oxford has all but completed his loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 18-year-old will join the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan and completed his medical earlier on Tuesday.

Oxford signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at the London Stadium in December before heading out to Championship side Reading, where he made only five appearances under Jaap Stam in what was a frustrating spell away from his parent club.

Gladbach will hope Oxford can fill the space vacated by Danish international Andreas Christensen, who has returned to Chelsea after spending two seasons on loan at Borussia Park.

Despite his second loan departure this year hopes remain high that Oxford, an England Under-19 international, can establish himself in the West Ham senior side.

Slaven Bilic handed Oxford his Premier League debut at the age of just 16 years and 198 days in a 2-0 win at Arsenal in August 2015, a match in which Oxford won rave reviews for his exceptional marshalling of Mesut Ozil.

That performance alerted a string of top sides to Oxford’s quality and prior to signing his £1million-a-year extension at West Ham he was coveted by the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.

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