Reece Oxford was out of favour at the London Stadium under Manuel Pellegrini before joining Augsburg on loan in January, and now his agent has suggested to Fussball Transfers that he could stay in the Bundesliga beyond the current season.
FT interviewed Aidy Ward, the advisor to the 20-year-old, Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, to discuss the growing rise of English players moving to Germany at a young age to further their development.
Oxford had been the first of the current generation to make the switch when he joined Borussia Monchengladbach on loan back in 2017, but the sudden emergence of Jadon Sancho and his rise to the England senior side has put the idea front and centre again.
And despite the former England youth international’s struggles in East London, Oxford is said to have his eyes on making it in Germany and complete a big dream of his by joining Bayern Munich.
Ward revealed to FT: “Reece is a big fan of Owen Hargreaves. He always thought it would be great to play for a club like Bayern one day.”
Oxford’s talent on the pitch still has some way to go before the 28-time German champions would come knocking, but he has impressed when he has played in the Bundesliga.
During his previous stint in Europe, the centre-back come defensive midfielder recorded eight appearances in all competitions and already has two to his name at Augsburg while keeping a clean sheet in his only full ninety minutes.