Manchester United and Manchester City eye teenage sensation Reece Oxford as contract talks with West Ham United stallPublished September 27, 2016
It looks like things are going from bad to worse for West Ham United.
The East London side have had a dreadful start to the season, with Sunday’s 3-0 home defeat to Southampton leaving Hammers boss Slaven Bilic on the brink of the sack at the London Stadium, according to various reports.
But if you thought things couldn’t get much worse for West Ham fans you would be wrong.
Hammers teenage sensation Reece Oxford has reportedly stalled on contract talks with the London club, alerting Manchester United and Manchester City to his potential availability.
The 17-year-old star broke into the Hammers first team at the start of last season, but has since been unable to reach an agreement with the club over a new deal.
The two parties have been in talks for a while, with Oxford only having 18 months left on his current deal.
The midfielder is considered to be among the most talented teenagers in the country and United and City are known to be among his admirers, according to ESPN, and t’s believed that both clubs are keeping a keen eye on the player’s contract developments at the East London club.
Despite his obvious talent, the teenager has found first-team opportunities harder to come by, having only made two appearances in the Europa League qualifiers and is yet to feature in the Premier League.
Despite this, United and City are said to be monitoring Oxford’s contract scenario and could make an offer for the player if the two parties cannot reach an agreement.
We at Free Bets, will keep you updated with this developing transfer story.