Former Premier League defender Alan Hutton has urged Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool to seek a transfer out of Anfield this summer.
For about £34 million, Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool from Arsenal in 2017 and has gone on to make 133 appearances for the Merseyside-based club across all competitions.
In those games, the England international provided 15 assists in addition to 17 goals. The Premier League and the UEFA Champions League are among the five trophies he has helped Jurgen Klopp’s side.
However, he hasn’t been able to establish himself as the Reds’ regular starter, though, due to nagging injuries. Last season, he played for just 787 minutes in the Premier League.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has now been urged by Alan Hutton to leave Liverpool for a new club this summer. The 28-year-old could, in the opinion of the former Aston Villa defender, offer a lot to other Premier League clubs rather than taking up bench space at Anfield. He said to the Football Insider:
“He would no doubt make an effort to remain in the Premier League. There is no avoiding the fact that you want to play at your best. He’s still young and has plenty of football left in him, so I believe he has a lot to offer, especially in the Premier League.”
“Some people like the idea of moving abroad to try something new. So that might suit him, but he must leave Liverpool. He’s too good to be on the bench, as I’ve probably said for the past couple of seasons.”
“I understand that they are a top team and that it is difficult to leave, but you want to play as much football as you can in the latter stages of your career. I’m sure he’s the same because if they can get him for the right fee, people will be swarming around him. I believe that clubs would be after him for £10 or £15 million.”
It remains to be seen if Oxlade-Chamberlain will look to leave Anfield in search of regular action.
Could Oxlade-Chamberlain leave Liverpool this summer?
Less than a year is left on Oxlade-Liverpool Chamberlain’s contract. So, his future with the Merseyside-based club is seriously in doubt.
The Englishman has received approaches this summer, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, who made the claim earlier this month. The Reds however are yet received an official offer for him.