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The 16-year-old defender is one of the hottest prospects in English football at the moment, having shone in the Hammers’ first-team after a surprise inclusion by manager Slaven Billic at the start of this season.
Oxford has been compared with former Hammers star Rio Ferdinand, who went on to play for Manchester United and England in a great career, and Gold has admitted it has been a fight to keep the player at Upton Park.
We had to beat off Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal to keep Reece Oxford on a long term deal. dg pic.twitter.com/ML9XSNeKoh
— David Gold (@davidgold) September 13, 2015
Tweeting from his official account, Gold revealed that Arsenal, Chelsea and City have shown an interest in Oxford, despite him recently signing a new contract to commit his future to the east London club.