Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Oxford should stay in Germany

Filed: Wednesday, 18th October 2017
By: Staff Writer

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl says that on-loan Reece Oxford should persevere with his season-long loan - despite not having played a single competitive match for his new club.

West Ham's teenage star was sent to Germany on loan for the season in order to gain some much-needed first team experience. However he is yet to play a single minute in the Bundesliga - leading to suggestions that his develop would be better served back home in England.

Embed from Getty Images

But not so, says Eberl - who insists that the England youth international should remain in Germany for the forseeable future. "It would make no sense for Reece to go back [to England] in December," he told the Times.

"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 Andreas 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."

Monchengladback are currently 5th in the Bundesliga having won four and drawn two of their opening eight league fixtures. Oxford has been an unused sub in every match bar the opening game of the campaign.

Related News

   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [6th Mar 2018]
   arrow   Evra joins list of oldest Hammers [7th Feb 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [1st Feb 2018]
   arrow   Gladbach confirm Oxford loan deal [31st Jan 2018]
   arrow   Oxford poised for Gladbach return [31st Jan 2018]
   arrow   Only one ever present under Moyes [18th Jan 2018]
   arrow   Moyes looking to youth for Shrews test [video] [16th Jan 2018]
   arrow   The difference a debt makes [11th Jan 2018]
   arrow   Martinez, Oxford, Carroll & Allen: Tuesday's news [10th Jan 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Sunday's news round-up [31st Dec 2017]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Post-match press conference: Slaven Bilic vs Leicester City
Slaven Bilic felt that his side were hard done by against Leicester at the ...more
Three Years Ago
In brief - Thursday's news round-up
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media round-up!...more
Five Years Ago
Hammers trial goalkeeper
Triallist Jordan Santiago played a full 90 minutes for a West Ham XI as they beat a Queens Park Rang...more