Reece Oxford says he would never speak badly about West Ham but if he does not get first-team football then he needs to move on. The 19-year-old is very highly rated at the club and they want to keep him but he has yet to find a spot in Manuel Pellegrini’s first team and he is not happy with that situation to continue.
The Academy product has already enjoyed two seasons in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach and they are said to be keen to take him again if he becomes available.
He told Sky: “I sit on the settee and feel angry. I don’t want to be there – I want to be on the pitch, playing against these big teams. I’ve just got to find my way. Things can change round at West Ham in a week. “I think (Manuel) Pellegrini believes if you are training hard you can get in, and I look at Grady (Diangana).
He’s kicking on now and I want that to be me. “But if I am not playing, I hope West Ham would look kindly on my situation and let me go, because there is no point being 20 and not around the first team. Hopefully, everyone wants me to fulfil the potential they have seen.
“The club has done a lot for me. Given me my debut, made me the player I am. I could never talk down the club but right now I need to be playing and if West Ham are not playing me, I’ve got to move on and part ways.”