West Ham's teenage star Reece Oxford is said to have been unsettled by the way in which his family were treated by the club during Wednesday's EFL Cup 3rd round match against Accrington Stanley.
Oxford's mother Youmna and another member of the family were in attendance at the London Stadium for the game as Reece was a substitute. But not only did they fail to see Reece appear for the Hammers, they were extremely disappointed to discover where they had been seated.
According to the Daily Mail, the two had expected to be sitting in a friends and family area, but instead were positioned right next to the away supporters. After a complaint from Youmna, she was moved to various points including the disabled section, until finally she found herself in the hospitality area among other players' families who were already settled and watching the game.
The mistreatment and confusion surrounding the Oxford's seating arrangements have led the family to believe that their evening was deliberately made difficult by the club, due to the fact that Reece has not committed his long term future to the Hammers.
The 17-year-old believes the recent contract that has been offered to him does reflect his worth, with West Ham valuing him at £15m. The news of Oxford's stalling contract talks comes amidst a swathe of interest from high-profile clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal, and Manchester City.
With 18 months remaining on his current contract, Oxford's future is by no means certain, especially after the way that members of his family were treated on their latest visit to the London Stadium.