German club Borussia Monchengladbach have not given up on retaining West Ham youngster Reece Oxford who was recalled early from his loan spell with the Bundesliga outfit.
Though the 19-year-old only managed three Bundesliga appearances, Monchengladbach were impressed by the potential that Oxford had shown and were hoping to keep him till the end of the season.
Although Oxford was on a season long loan spell with Monchengladbach, the Hammers opted to recall him early amid interest from RB Leipzig.
Gladbach however are looking to retain the services of Oxford for the second half of the season.
Reports have suggested that West Ham will be prepared to sell Oxford for around €15 million though it is unlikely that Gladbach will be willing to fork out that amount.
“We are trying to get the player back in January,” Max Eberl, the club’s sporting director, told Express. “We’ll see whether it’d be a loan or a permanent transfer. It’s a 50-50 chance [it will happen].
“You can get this on the English transfer market. But I can’t, and I don’t want to join in. We just can’t compete with it. We need to find a responsible path.”