West Ham: Oxford set to sign; Scottish star scouted; Antonio discusses Tottenham defeat
Young starlet Reece Oxford is set to put an end to an ongoing transfer saga by signing a five year deal to ward off interest from both Manchester clubs, claim the Sun. The 17-year-old had considered a move in the summer but has been promised more first team football this campaign by Slaven Bilic and a wage to match, eventually securing his services for the future of the club.
West Ham have joined Derby County and Oxford United in scouting Dundee United’s highly rated 17-year-old prospect James Cowan, with the Scottish Premier League club said to be ready to cash in on the central midfielder. Already on the fringes of their first team, it is believed that he may favour a move to England with first team football likely to be a vital factor in winning his signature, claim the Mirror.
Michail Antonio, scorer of one of West Ham’s goals on Saturday evening, has discussed his frustration with the result which saw his team throw away a 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 at White Hart Lane, saying:
“I feel embarrassed because we know the importance of this game to the fans. We’ve done well, we’ve got the lead, they’ve come back, we’ve got the lead again and we’ve held out until the last seven minutes of the game. If we’d held on, we’d have got a good win for the team, moved up the table and moved on, but instead we made mistakes. We thought we’d won the game but we switched off. Our gameplan was working but the last six or seven minutes we just couldn’t keep the ball out of our net.”
The former Colchester winger will now be hoping to vindicate that result by turning the club’s poor form around with his fine form continuing.
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