West Ham United’s Reece Oxford says he is looking forward to his loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach, as he looks to get more experience under his belt.

The England U20 international joined the Bundesliga outfit on a season-long-loan yesterday and will link up with the club on the 1st of July.

This will be the midfielder’s second loan spell away from the London Stadium, after the 18-year-old spent time with Jaap Stam’s Reading earlier this year, and he is looking forward to playing in Germany.

Speaking to West Ham’s website, Oxford said: “From my first impressions, it [the club] looks good. The stadium looks good, people around the stadium seem to be welcoming, so hopefully I can just kick on now and get to know the boys when I get into training next week.

“I think [I chose to come to] Borussia because I have seen the squad and I’ve seen them play a few times and they play a few young players as well, so I think this will be a great step for me away from the family and everyone. Hopefully I can prove what I can be.

“I’ve seen [Andreas] Christensen play when he was at Chelsea. I think I played against him when I was only about 15 in the U21s and he’s a good player. He did well here last year and the year before that, so hopefully I can follow in his footsteps too and lead the team to some good wins and success."

Oxford burst onto the scene at the start of the 2015/16 campaign, when Hammers boss Slaven Bilic handed him a start in the 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, and he has since gone on to make 14 appearances for the club.