Oxford offered Leipzig deal – report

Date published: Wednesday 22nd June 2016 3:46 - Zach Holland

Reece Oxford: Rejected a new deal with West Ham.

West Ham defender Reece Oxford has been offered a deal by newly-promoted Bundesliga club Red Bull Leipzig, according to reports. 

Leipzig are preparing for life in the Bundesliga after finishing second in Bundesliga 2 last season and now, according to Sky Sports, are set to offer the England Under-19 international a contract with weekly wages of £20,000.

However also according to the claims, Oxford still wants to stay in England and both Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be keen on the defender.

Leipzig are just the latest club to try snatch the talented youngster from Slavan Bilic’s side, as last month United were one of the clubs linked with a £10million move for the highly-rated centre-back, according to The Sun.

The reports in The Sun also suggested that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is interested in bringing the 17-year-old to St. James’ Park on a season-long loan.

Oxford is still on contract at the east London club until 2018 and rose to prominence at the start of last season at the age of 16 where he put on an impressive display in the Hammers’ 2-0 opening day win against Arsenal.

The young prospect has gone on to appear in another 11 games for the Hammers and is now seen as one of England’s top young talents.

After the player recently rejected a new deal earlier this summer, West Ham are said to be looking only at bids over £10 million.

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