West Ham manager Slaves Bilic will personally intervene the persuade Hammers starlet Reece Oxford to reject overtures from Manchester United and remain at the London Stadium.
The Sun on Sunday reports Bilic wants the West Ham board to offer the 17-year-old a new bumper deal to keep him in east London. But with a lack of first team opportunities, Oxford is said to be considering his future with Jose Mourinho an admirer.
The 17-year-old starred against Arsenal on the opening weekend of last season, but has barely featured under Bilic since – despite being one of English football’s brightest young prospects.
One of the problems surrounding Oxford is his contract, as his current deal expires at the end of next season, and West Ham unsurprisingly want him to commit his future to the club.
o far, talks have reached an impasse – and The Sun report that manager Bilic is now ready to step in and intervene in a bid to get a new contract for Oxford finalised.
Bilic is allegedly urging the West Ham board to give Oxford the new deal he wants in a bid to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Oxford is now believed to be frustrated at his current role, and first-team football is one of the hold-ups in an agreement over a new contract – and Bilic is now allegedly set to intervene to finally get a deal over the line.