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PL2 starlet joins Oxford United on loan until the end of the season

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West Ham United forward Toni Martinez has joined Oxford United on loan until the end of the season.

West Ham United v Norwich City: Premier League 2 Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Premier League 2 starlet Toni Martinez has joined Oxford United on loan until the end of the season.

Martinez has been in immaculate goal-scoring form with The Hammers' PL2 side this season, scoring 12 goals in 13 games.

West Ham United - Training Session
Toni Martinez has enjoyed life as a West Ham youngster this season.
Photo by Christian Hofer/Getty Images

With Dimitri Payet's absence in the last few weeks and with West Ham's somewhat depleted front-line, Martinez has had his chance to train with the first-team squad and by all accounts has impressed manager Slaven Bilić.

In a statement on the club website, it reads;

"The Hammers management have recognised his impressive performances and feel he will benefit from valuable first-team experience as he looks to help the League One side push towards the play-offs."

Martinez will now join up with Michael Appleton's squad this week and could go straight into the first-team squad for the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Newcastle on Saturday.

As one of the brightest youngsters in West Ham’s fantastic academy along with Marcus Browne, this is one player we can't wait to mature and see in a West Ham shirt for years to come. Good luck Toni!

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