The outlet claims that the 20-year-old’s permanent switch to German side Augsburg, where he spent part of this season on loan, has hit a snag.
However, the Daily Telegraph reported recently that Championship sides West Bromwich Albion – where his former manager Slaven Bilic was just appointed – and Middlesbrough are interested in him.
However, as of yet there has been no move made to sign him.
This is a shame, because every West Ham fan likely wants Oxford moved on this summer. The youngster had such potential when he first burst onto the scene, under Bilic no less, that it seemed that he was nailed on for a huge future with the Hammers and in the game in general. However, he clearly has attitude problems and has seen his career absolutely nosedive as a result. He’s had a slew of fairly dissatisfying loan spells, although he clearly did enough to convince Augsburg to at least make an attempt to sign him on a permanent basis this summer. Having said that, it appears that that switch has died down and that Oxford is now in no man’s land again. Since Bilic arrived at The Hawthorns there have been plenty of links between Oxford and the Baggies, but it seems that Bilic is yet to actually bid for the one-time prodigy he unearthed in east London.