Liverpool are looking to pounce on the fact Reece Oxford has turned down a West Ham contract extension offer, by making a bid for the English wonderkid.
The Mirror claims we approached West Ham about a deal prior to Oxford’s debut last summer, and despite being met with a firm rebuttal, will ask again about a potential £10m transfer.
The report does suggest that both Manchester clubs are eyeing the 17-year-old, who started the season just gone in West Ham’s first-team aged just 16 – putting in a stellar performance at the Emirates against Arsenal.
In terms of teenage Englishman, Oxford is up there with the most talented right now, but he does have two years left on his current contract so West Ham are in no immediate rush to sell.
Oxford can play at either centre-back or holding midfield, so would cover two problem areas for Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool’s boss is showing a penchant for buying young players with potential so far, having already secured Marko Grujic and Loris Karius, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if we were interested in Oxford.
United and City would likely be able to offer higher wages, but we hope this wouldn’t be a swaying factor for a player before his 18th birthday.