Manchester City ‘make move for West Ham starlet’ – report

Date published: Tuesday 19th July 2016 5:12 - Mark Scott

Reece Oxford: Departs West Ham on loan

Man City have reportedly made an official approach to sign rising West Ham star Reece Oxford, who has impressed Pep Guardiola’s scouts.

Oxford became the second-youngest Premier League starter of all-time when he lined up against Arsenal last season in his first professional league game.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the 17-year-old has continued to impress with England at the U19 European Championships this summer and, as a result, Man City have made contact with the Hammers regarding a possible transfer to the Etihad.

Oxford has two years remaining on his current West Ham deal and other Premier League clubs are said to be monitor the teenager’s situation.

A shock £10million bid from Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig was turned down earlier this summer and it is thought it would cost considerably more than that if the Citizens want to acquire his services ahead of the new Premier League season.

Man City are now awaiting a response from the Hammers, and so too from Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, who is reportedly using his holiday to mull over making a reported €60m switch from Juventus.

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