West Ham United reportedly could sign Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for just £10 million this summer.
That’s according to a report from The Mirror who claim that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is willing to let the 28-year-old leave Anfield in the summer transfer window.
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And Hammers manager David Moyes allegedly wants to bring the Ox to the London Stadium.
Midfield is definitely an area where there Scot needs to improve this summer with Mark Noble having retired and Alex Kral almost certainly set for a return to Spartak Moscow after his disappointing loan spell.
Liverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain has been persistently linked with a move to West Ham over the past year or so, most recently by The Mirror just last week.
And now the British red top has yet another update on the situation…
West Ham can sign Oxlade-Chamberlain for just £10 million
The Mirror reckon that Klopp has decided that the 28-year-old Liverpool man can leave Anfield this summer for somewhat of a bargain fee.
The 35-capped England international joined the Reds from Arsenal in the summer of 2017 for around £35 million (BBC).
Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t had the impact that was expected of him on Merseyside, however.
Having said that, the Liverpool ace wouldn’t be the worst signing in the world for West Ham.
The 28-year-old is incredibly versatile. He can operate as a box-to-box midfielder, further forward in a play-making role or on either wing.
The Ox, who earns £110k-a-week (Football League FC) possesses blistering pace and he is incredibly powerful. He has all of the attributes needed to excel in the central midfield role and the Liverpool ace would provide West Ham with another truly top class option in the middle of the park.
The Liverpool man has experienced problems with injuries in the past and that will be somewhat of a concern for the Hammers.
If he can manage his fitness properly though, he could be a useful addition for West Ham. Former Arsenal teammate Aaron Ramsey described the Ox as ‘very explosive’ (Arsenal’s website).
Oxlade-Chamberlain will be desperate to play regular football during the first half of next season, with the World Cup in Qatar on the horizon.
A move to the London Stadium from Anfield may well give him the chance to show Gareth Southgate what he’s got.
Signing a hungry player with a point to prove always has its benefits.
And if West Ham bring Oxlade-Chamberlain to the London Stadium for just £10 million, it would be decent business for us.