Paul Joyce has reported that England international and Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been given the green light to leave the Reds this summer, with the player keen on getting regular game-time.
Since his arrival to Merseyside in 2017, Oxlade-Chamberlain has shown promise in patches. However, the vast majority of his stint with the Reds has been plagued by injury, with the 28 year-old now finding himself far down the pecking order.
Arrivals in the form of Keita, Fabinho and Thiago has left Oxlade-Chamberlain struggling for game time, with the player only mustering up 17 league appearances in a 38 game season.
Transfer speculation around Bellingham and Tchouameni joining the Reds will have Oxlade-Chamberlain further doubting his future at the club, with the board and manager giving him the green light to leave permanently this window.
At this current moment there are no concrete links to the player. However, Southampton are said to be potentially interested, with it being the club where the player initially started out.
That being said, you would think any club outside the ‘top 6’ would theoretically be interested in the former Champions League winner, with the player having a host of experience playing at the very highest level.
With the World Cup fast-approaching, Oxlade-Chamberlain will know it’s essential he gets regular club football if he has any chance of being selected in a Southgate squad he hasn’t represented in since November 2019.
Wherever the 28 year-old does end up playing next season, it will be fascinating to see if he can hit the form he once found, which earnt him his £35m to Liverpool in 2017.
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