Name: Reece Oxford
Made Senior Debut?: Yes (West Ham United)
Current National Level: England U20 International
Last Season Summary
2018/19 – Reece Oxford is a name that a lot of football fans in the UK would have heard of before. Bursting onto the scene for West Ham as the man that marked Mesut Ozil out of the game, he was player that Hammers fans grew quite excited about. For some reason at West Ham, things never really panned out and he saw himself loaned out to Reading, Monchengladbach and Augsburg (where he ended up at last season). You’d be forgiven for not realising that Oxford is still only 18 years old and has bags of experience behind him now at a top level. Still only regarded as a rotational player, when called upon last season Oxford was a rock. No errors leading to goals, 4.5 clearances per game, winning 75% of his tackles per game, and being dribbled past 0.3 times per game. He really stepped up when called upon.
Footy Files expectations this Season
2019/20 – Augsburg snapped Oxford up in a heartbeat and were quick to give him the number 5 shirt. We think we will see a lot more game time for the youngster this season, and with a real lack of depth at the centre back position for England, give him an outside chance of a call up. One to watch.