Date: 21st June 2019 at 6:50am
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With West Bromwich Albion’s new head coach, Slaven Bilic, in place at The Hawthorns and his backroom boys having joined him, the clubs’ full focus has to be on strengthening the first team group and we’ve now been linked with West Ham United’s Reece Oxford.

Regardless of what is happening on a financial front, the aim in the Championship campaign of 2019/20 will be to go one step further than last year and that means at least securing another Play-Off spot, and we all know we need to strengthen.

There has been some speculation so far this summer, but the vast majority of that has focused on potential outgoings, with few names linked in – that changed with the appointment of Bilic as you’d expect – and although it comes from the Daily Star, it certainly seems that links to Oxford have excited some fans on social media, however, others are understandably less than impressed.

The Star claim that the 20-year-old defender is set to make the move for a reported £4million after a second deal with Augsburg fell down (he was on loan with them in the second half of last season).

His game time isn’t great with only 25 senior starts under his belt, but at his age, there’s plenty of developing left to do.

There are no great details in the report though and then even link in Salomon Rondon as being an option for them, so like normal during the transfer window we’ll simply have to see if anything comes of it.

I know he’s been highly rated but his stats would suggest otherwise, Bilic knows him though so we have to trust his judgement.

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