Date: 18th May 2017 at 5:58pm
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Leeds should pursue a move for West Ham defender Reece Oxford in the summer as he is reportedly set to leave the Premier League club on loan.

The Mail claim that the 18-year-old will be allowed to leave the London Stadium on loan next season, with fellow promising youngster Domingos Quina also in line for a loan move.

The report details that the Hammers want the England Under-20 international to experience regular first team football and Leeds should look to make him a summer signing.

Garry Monk’s side need to bolster their defence ahead of next year and will need a back-up option if they fail to sign Kyle Bartley, who was a glowing example last season that loan deals can really work.

The Whites will be looking to compete for promotion next year and will have learned a lot from their seventh-placed finish.

They could be right in the mix ace again if they strengthen their squad and versatile ace Oxford could be a great addition.

Oxford is a highly rated talent at West Ham and has been tipped to become a future captain one day.

The Hammers decided to loan him out to Championship side Reading in the second half of the season and he has been unable to force his way into the starting line-up, but Monk is keen to promote youth and Elland Road could be a better fit for him.

He is a centre-back by trade and could compete for a spot in the starting line-up, but can also act as a defensive midfielder if required.

Oxford is developing his game each year and it it about him become physically stronger, something which he would definitely get in Monk’s squad.

He appears to have the footballing brain already and could be a really smart piece of business to get on a loan.