Apparently the contract Oxford signed at 18 was on about £20k a week! Absolutely mad what top level interest gets you, West Ham had to pay out so much just to keep him from leaving! It seems to be a case of young lad has earned his piece and thinks he's all that without the hard work, imagine raking that in when you were 18!
If that is the case, you'd have to wonder how much motivation is left in him to succeed. He is in the balance now of being a forgotten man and rising back up from little to nothing. I sincerely hope if we do bring him in that we get a young lad motivated to get his career back on track and I wouldn't offer him any more than the other academy prospects are getting with their new contracts.
Any lineup should be good enough as long as we press higher up the pitch. We looked good 2nd half vs Tottenham and grew into the game against Fulham without ever looking dangerous; so I'm hoping we can go back to putting a full game together and come out with the win.
Having seen Roberts so far he is quite clearly our most creative outlet; the question is can anyone else get on the same page as him?
Thinking 2-0 here myself as well.