Reece Oxford set to leave West Ham for Augsburg in £3m deal

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Image: Reece Oxford is set to leave West Ham for Augsburg in a permanent deal

Reece Oxford looks set to join Bundesliga club Augsburg on a permanent deal after German officials agreed a £3m deal with West Ham.

Sky Sports News understands Augsburg are now trying to agree personal terms with the 20-year old defender before their final game of the season at Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Augsburg coach Martin Schmidt recently admitted that the club were very keen to sign Oxford on a permanent basis.

"He certainly has the potential to become a big player," Schmidt told Kicker magazine.

"He certainly has qualities, but he must not cost anything more than we can afford. It has to be in the budget."

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Image: Oxford made his Premier League debut for West Ham as a 16-year-old in a 2-0 victory over Arsenal in 2015

Oxford has made eight appearances since joining Augsburg in January, helping them maintain their place in the Bundesliga.

He spent time in the German top-flight last season with Borussia Monchengladbach, for whom he made eight appearances.

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Oxford, who has two years remaining on his contract at West Ham, has not featured for the Hammers since January 2018.

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