Reading agree loan deal for West Ham teenager Reece Oxford

31 January 2017

Reading have signed defender Reece Oxford on loan from West Ham until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old centre-back has made just two appearances for the Hammers this season - both in their Europa League qualifiers in August.

Royals chief executive Nigel Howe told the club's official site: "Reece was a player who was wanted on loan by a number of clubs and we are absolutely delighted to have secured his services for the remainder of the season.

"He is young, but hungry for success and I am sure he will prove an excellent addition to our squad and learn a lot during his spell under Jaap Stam at Reading."

Oxford became the Hammers' youngest ever player at 16 years and 198 days in July 2015 when he played in a Europa League qualifying win over FC Lusitanos.

He then became the second youngster Premier League starter when he helped West Ham beat Arsenal 2-0 in August 2015.