Tue, 31 Jan 2017
READING have completed another deadline day signing by bringing in precocious West Ham talent Reece Oxford on an until the end of the season.
The 18-year old has caught Manchester United's eye,but has been send out to Reading to continue his education at Championship level, having become The Hammers' youngest-ever debutant when aged 16 years and 198 days in July 2015 in the Europa Cup.
"Reece is a very talented defender with a lot of potential," said Royals boss Jaap Stam. "He is a modern defender and our style of play should suit him.
"Hopefully we can give him the stage to play, the time to grow in confidence and help him develop as a player during his time with us. So it's a good move for both clubs and we're very happy to have him in the squad for the rest of the season."
Oxford captained England at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and his penalty helped the Three Lions defeat Spain in a play-off penalty shootout to qualify for the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.
He signed a four-and-a-half year contract at West Ham last year.