Reece Oxford has returned to Germany on loan with Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach.
Oxford, 19, spent the first half of the campaign with Die Fohlen, where he featured in three top flight matches and one German Cup tie before the league’s winter break.
The Hammers brought Oxford back to Rush Green in January and he played two FA Cup ties and four minutes of Tuesday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace and will now head back to western Germany for the final 14 games of the Bundesliga season.
Monchengladbach are pushing for a UEFA Champions League place, sitting seventh with 31 points from 20 games, just three points shy of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
Oxford’s two Bundesliga starts came in the final two matches before the league took its break for Christmas, so he will be hoping to pick up from where he left off when Monchengladbach welcome RB Leipzig to Borussia-Park on Saturday.
The England U20 international now has 17 Hammers appearances to his name, to add to the five he made on loan for Reading last season and the four he has already made in Monchengladbach colours in 2017/18.
We wish Reece all the best for the second half of his loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach.