Reece Oxford has underlined his love for Augsburg by signing a new contract through to 2025. - © imago
Reece Oxford has underlined his love for Augsburg by signing a new contract through to 2025. - © imago
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Reece Oxford signs new Augsburg contract to 2025

Augsburg have extended the contract of English defender Reece Oxford until 2025.

The 22-year-old former England youth international has been a mainstay of the Bavarian club's defence this season and has chipped in with three goals in his past four appearances.

"I've always felt good since moving to Augsburg, and felt myself becoming a much better here," Oxford said on the club's website. "I'm convinced I've still got ample margin for improvement and Augsburg are exactly the right club for me, which is why I'm so happy to have been able to extend my contract through to 2025."

Oxford joined Augsburg from English club West Ham United in 2019, having previously spent a loan spell in the Bundesliga at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He has made a total of 53 appearances for Die Fuggerstädter and, aside from the opening game of the season, which he missed due to injury, he has played every single minute at the heart of the Augsburg defence this term.

"Reece has developed into an absolutely key player for us," said Augsburg's sporting director Stefan Reuter. "Not only is he very important for our game defensively, but he is also extremely dangerous from set pieces."

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"We were already convinced of his potential when we signed him in 2019 and this is why we started negotiating a new deal with him at the end of last season, and we're delighted that Reece has now emphasised his commitment to Augsburg."