West Ham United defender Reece Oxford has been urged to stay out on loan despite rumours that he is set to return to the Premier League.
The teenager joined Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan at the start of the season.
However after West Ham’s poor start to the season, and Oxford’s lack of game in thus far in Germany, there were talks that he would return to his parent club and cut his spell with the German side short by almost 9 months.
Gladbach’s Director of Sport Max Eberl says that Oxford should instead stay in Germany, and believes he can follow in the footsteps of former loanee and now Chelsea star Andreas Christensen should he stay.
“To me, it would make no sense for Reece to go back in December.” Ebert told The Times (via The Sun).
“There is a clause that they could take him back if he plays too few games.
“But we hope to be able to show Reece and West Ham very soon that he can have a perfect development here this season.
“The example for him is Christensen — not an English player, but another top, talented defender from a Premier League club.
“Andreas played two years here at the top level, made a huge improvement and is now playing for Chelsea.”