English Premier League (EPL) giant Manchester United are in pole position to land teenage sensation Reece Oxford from West Ham United. The 17-year-old player has stalled any contract negotiations with the Hammers and this has put the Red Devils on red alert.
Oxford has recently signed a lucrative deal with sportswear giant Nike. This has made him one of the top teenage earners of the game, according to Mirror.
The deal with Nike has made the player one of the most high-profile teenage footballers of the country. However, the man from Edmonton, London is yet to secure his future with West Ham. His current contract with the club ends within a year’s time and there has been no agreement reached between the club and the player until now, as reported by MailOnline.
Manchester United are tipped to be in pole position to land the player, should he decide not to extend his stay with the Hammers. The Red Devils have been reportedly on the hunt to acquire the player for a long time now.
Other Premier League clubs like Manchester City and Arsenal are also interested in the player. However, they are behind the 20-time league champions as the player himself is interested to play for United.
Oxford is a versatile talent who plays mostly as a center-back. But, he is equally suited to playing as a central midfielder.
West Ham have held talks with the player all over the summer but were unable to settle the matter. With each passing month, the club’s hope of keeping hold of the wonderkid seems to be fading away.
Oxford made a brilliant impact in the Premier League last season when he started for West Ham against Arsenal. He nullified the assist master Mesut Ozil of the Gunners and led his team to an amazing win.
However, he is yet to start for his club in the Premier League this season.
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