Reece Oxford could be on his way out of West Ham after a report suggested that Augsburg are willing to agree a £3million deal for him.
The 20-year old defender was involved on the final day on the Bundesliga season as Augsburg fell to a humiliating 8-1 defeat at the hands of Wolfsburg, but it looks like he may not be returning to West Ham for too long.
According to Sky Sports, the defender could leave West Ham for Augsburg as part of a £3million deal if they agree personal terms with the player.
Oxford has had his opportunities for the Hammers over the years, making 17 appearances for the first team in his time with the club, so the club can have no regrets if he succeed in the future.
If the defender does eventually make the permanent move to the German side, then it’s safe to say that the Hammers’ faithful probably won’t be too bothered.
The youngster has been loaned out three times since early 2017, playing his football with Reading, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and most recently with Augsburg.
He hasn’t really made much of an impact for the Hammers over the last few seasons, and although he is arguably still very young, it may be best for him to make a more permanent move away from the London Stadium.
It seems as if Manuel Pellegrini may be looking to cash in on Oxford ahead of the new season, as it becomes increasingly more likely that the defender will leave the club ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
It seems quite fitting in the last game of the season where Oxford was featuring before making his return to West Ham, he was part of a defensive line which conceded eight goals over the full 90 minutes.
Fans may not be too downhearted should the 20-year old’s supposed move to Augsburg come to fruition.