Three Premier League clubs battling for Liverpool outcast

March 27, 2023

Three Premier League clubs have reportedly shown interest in signing Liverpool attacking midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain whose contract expires in the summer.

The 29-year-old English midfielder’s contract at Anfield is up at the end of the season, and there have been no talks with Jurgen Klopp’s side over a new deal.

According to Sportsmail, his availability has led to at least three Premier League clubs vying for his services this summer. As per the reports, the former Arsenal player is being considered by Aston Villa, Brighton and Newcastle United.

The Seagulls were initially interested in singing Chamberlain in the January transfer window after losing Lesandro Trossard to Arsenal. But when they discovered that the midfielder would not be signing a new deal at Anfield, they cooled their interest in the hope that they could snap him up for free this summer.  

Aston Villa is also keen on the attacking midfielder, with Unai Emery looking to bring the ex-Arsenal player to Villa Park. Top four hopefuls, Newcastle are also among the clubs to have an early interest in the England international who has a title-winning experience with Liverpool.

Chamberlain joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and immediately became an instant hit, with a series of goals from midfield establishing him as a fan favourite. However, a severe knee injury in the 15th minute of Liverpool Champions League semi-final first leg 5–2 victory against Roma put Chamberlain’s career on halt.

He missed the rest of that season and played very little the following season. He has failed to kick on since his long injury layoff and has been in and out of the squad due to form and fitness issues. He has made 12 appearances for Klopp’s team this season, but the Reds are planning a squad overhaul in the summer following a disappointing campaign meaning his chances of first-team football will not improve.

The Southampton academy graduate is also attracting from clubs in Serie A, with Juventus namechecked as a possible destination. 

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