According to The Mirror, Nottingham Forest are eyeing up an £8m move for West Ham starlet Reece Oxford as Martin O’Neill looks to strengthen his side ahead of the second half of the Championship season.

Nottingham Forest are tracking West Ham youngster Reece Oxford, The Mirror are reporting.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be willing to let Oxford leave in the final days of the transfer window, providing that a club meets their valuation for the youngster. Nottingham Forest are reportedly considering an £8m move after keeping an eye on Oxford.

The Mirror writes that after watching developments surrounding the 20-year-old’s future, it is now Martin O’Neill’s decision if Forest make a move.

Oxford has been heavily linked with a move away from the London Stadium this January, with first-team football opportunities coming few and far between at the Premier League outfit. German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach are also keen to sign the Hammers man, after he spent a loan spell with them throughout the 2017/18 campaign. He played eight times for Monchengladbach over the course of his loan spell in Germany.

The youngster has failed to make his mark on the West Ham first team since he broke through the Hammers’ academy, despite showing great potential in the early stages of his senior career.

Oxford became the club’s youngest ever player when he made his debut aged just 16 years and 198 days old in a Europa League qualification match against Lusitanos. Shortly after, he made his Premier League debut in a 2-0 win over Arsenal, putting in an impressive display in the midfield.

 


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