Aston Villa and West Ham United have expressed interest in Liverpool playmaker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and the Reds are prepared to sell him this summer. The England international has only one year left on his Liverpool contract and has fallen out of favour in recent months.
Aston Villa and the Irons, who have qualified for the Conference League next season, are both looking to strengthen their rosters and Liverpool are looking for a fee close to £10 million for Oxlade-Chamberlain. Alex came quite close to joining Newcastle United on loan during the winter, but a deal failed to materialise.
The 28-year-old midfielder has hardly featured for the Reds in their campaigns and has had difficulty holding down a regular starting place under Jurgen Klopp since he joined from Arsenal for £35 million in 2017.
The English midfielder may be able to re-launch his England career in the next World Cup in Qatar with the help of a fresh start at a new club. Although Alex has played in 35 games for the Three Lions, it has been three years since he last wore the England shirt.
The Reds shouldn’t have a hard time adjusting to his departure because Jurgen Klopp’s team has many options in midfield and on the wings. Over the past seasons, Diogo Jota and January signing Luis Diaz have bedded in seamlessly, supplementing Salah and Mane with ease. Jurgen Klopp has more than enough cover thanks to players like Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott, Keita, and Curtis Jones.