Reece Oxford has snubbed interest from Manchester United and Manchester City by committing his long term future to West Ham.
The teenage starlet has signed a new five-year-deal at the London Stadium after months of wrangling between his representatives and the Hammers hierarchy.
West Ham have been desperate to tie down the England Under-20 defender with both Manchester Giants ready to pounce if Oxford opted to leave the club he joined following his release from Spurs in 2011.
The East London club are expected to announce the deal on Oxford’s 18th birthday this Friday.
Last Month,the SunSport revealed both parties were close to agreeing a deal but the youngster had not put pen to paper looking for assurances he would get enough playing time.
The youngster has not featured for the Hammers since the Europa League draw with Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu in August, but has being re-assured by Hammers Boss Bilic of his long term future with the club.
Oxford has been out of action since November with an ankle injury suffered in training, but the defender is expected to be drafted back into the first team squad when he’s fit and now a new contract has been signed.