Monday, June 19

Reece Oxford off to Borussia on loan

Reece Oxford has signed for a season-long loan at Borussia Munchengladbach. It will be good experience for him, though I'm still not sure what Slaven's policy with Reece is. It seemed that we sold James Tomkins to give Oxford more games last season, only to then loan Oxford to Reading as West Ham struggled at the back and bought Jose Fonte. If the 18-year-old really is a future England and West Ham captain, as some claim, then shouldn't he be getting some experience in with games for West Ham? If you're good enough you're old enough and all that. Or has Bilic decided he might not make it with WHU after all?

1 comment:

Joe Redington said...

With a number of center backs in play, as well as Kouyate and Obiang in holding positions, this seems like a great move. Getting Oxford the potential of top level minutes in a league noted for developing young talent seems like a win-win. Plus, he would play a dozen or so less games in the Bundesliga than in the Championship, so would lessen overall wear and tear. I wonder if this also might signal an end to the three man backfield...