West Ham fans have been treated with the news that defender Reece Oxford is set to return to the London Stadium only months after joining Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan.
Sky Sports report the youngster is set to return to the Hammers after leaving for the German club in June.
While Oxford featured heavily in the club’s pre-season, he is yet to make a competitive first team appearance having been an un-used substitute in all six of club’s top flight games so far this season.
Oxford signed a long-term deal with the Hammers in December of last year to secure his long term future at the club, however has not featured in Claret and Blue for over a year after two successive loan spells.
Before his short lived move to Germany, Oxford spent the latter part of last season with Championship side Reading, where he too struggled for game time.
The reason behind Oxford’s re-call are unclear as of yet, although it is widely believed the defender will slot straight back into Slaven Bilic’s side following their disappointing start to the Premier League season.
The Hammers have been leaking goals, conceding 13 so far, more than any other Premier League team, and many of the West Ham fans feel the youngster could be the answer to Bilic’s defensive woes …
2 loan moves that have failed, bet him on our bench and see the confidence ooze back. He's quality @Reeceoxford_
— Gez Barton (@bartong2011) September 29, 2017
Stories about Reece Oxford cutting short his loan & going back to West Ham. You'd hope the Hammers will play him if that's the case
— Football Fragmento (@footyfragmento) September 29, 2017
Hopefully in a hammers jersey soon yeew
— D2 (@D2bigdougy) September 29, 2017
Should be around our first team anyway
— ManLikeMartinez⚒ (@ImClass93) September 29, 2017
Reece oxford sent out on loan to BMG, he hasnt played a single minute! We are struggling in defence, recall reece NOW & play him…simples!
— jeff smithers⚒⚒ (@jeffsmithers2) September 29, 2017
if the news is true that @Reeceoxford_ is coming back he needs to be playing for us
— will earle (@willearle_) September 29, 2017
Happy to see Reece Oxford brought back. Loan wasn't work out. Time for him to work his way back into the first-team – he's good enough.
— Michael Oliver. (@MichaelOIiver) September 29, 2017
Sad that @Reeceoxford_ didnt get a chance at BMG but Im buzzing hes back. He goes str8 into the XI for me, whether in a 3atb or as a Def Mid
— MR ⚒ (@WHU_MR2013) September 29, 2017