Alex Oxlade Chamberlain snubs Premier League offers after Liverpool exit to secure move abroad
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Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is reportedly close to moving to a new club after he left Liverpool in the summer.
The midfielder went on to make 146 appearances for the Anfield club across all competitions, scoring 18 goals.
During his time working under Jurgen Klopp, Chamberlain lifted the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Club, FIFA Club World Cup and the FA Community Shield.
Over the last few weeks, Chamberlain has been linked with the likes of Aston Villa, Brentford and clubs in Saudi Arabia.
However, according to The Times, Chamberlain has travelled to Istanbul to seal a move to Turkish Super Lig giants Besiktas.
Chamberlain is set to play a key role in Besiktas’ bid to qualify for the Europa Conference League.
They will also get their 23/24 Super Lig campaign underway on Monday against Fatih Karagumruk.
Chamberlain is one of five midfielders that departed Liverpool this summer, alongside Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Naby Keita.
Upon his exit, manager Klopp said: “Now with Ox it’s a bigger shame, how it sometimes is with players - he had here super times and now in the end I’m pretty sure he is not 100% happy and I can understand that, definitely.
“But the one moment that comes in my mind, it describes a little bit the time here but as well how good he is, is the situation in the Roma semi-final, the home game when he got injured. In that moment I had no idea how to replace him, honestly - Ox was that good.”
He added: “It was everything: he came here, had played from time to time at wing-back at Arsenal, winger for sure, and he became a proper No.8 here in the way we wanted to play - super-energetic, technically outstanding.
“It was always a real joy to work with him but again, one or two injuries too many caused some problems, obviously. I love him.”