Borussia Mönchengladbach will try to complete a permanent deal for Reece Oxford after he was recalled early from his loan spell by West Ham, the club's sporting director Max Eberl said. The 19-year-old joined Gladbach on a season-long loan in June but has started only two league games for the Bundesliga club.
Hammers bring Oxford back from Germany
West Ham brought an early end to Oxford's loan spell on Friday, with some reports suggesting he could make a quick return to Germany with RB Leipzig. However, they may have competition for his signature with Eberl confirming Mönchengladbach's interest, while also suggesting the versatile defender is keen to make a permanent move.
"We were informed of their decision to activate the clause and recall him this morning," said Eberl. "However, we continue to be in talks with West Ham regarding Reece Oxford completing a permanent move to Borussia. It is also the player's wish to stay at Gladbach."