Date: 31st January 2019 at 3:40pm
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West Ham have agreed terms with Bundesliga side Augsburg regarding a last-gasp loan exit for Reece Oxford, according to Sky Sports

The broadcaster report that the Hammers will finally allow the 20-year-old to leave on a temporary deal after rejecting an approach from Eredivisie side Heerenveen this week.

Sky Sports claim that there have been several clubs expressing an interest in signing the 6’3″ colossus [Transfermarkt], who is not part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans at the London Stadium.

OPINION

It had previously looked like Oxford would be forced, once again, to remain at West Ham despite his obvious desire for first-team football. There were conflicting reports on their response to an approach from Heerenveen, but whatever happened that looked to have ended Oxford’s hopes of leaving the club this month. A return to the Bundesliga has always been on the cards since his successful loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach, and that looks to be finally coming to fruition with Augsburg having agreed a deal. It is not known whether West Ham see Oxford having any kind of future at the club, and this could be an initial loan which ends up turning permanent if the club do not want him back. The 20-year-old has an unenviable reputation at the club which only continues to grow, and that suggests he may never play for the club again.