West Ham United are interested in signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Liverpool this summer.
That’s according to Goal, who claim that Jurgen Klopp is ‘likely’ to lose the 28-year-old during the transfer window.
West Ham are said to be ‘among those keen’ on taking Oxlade-Chamberlain back to London.
Although there’s a suggestion that other clubs are also interested in the Liverpool man, no more are named in the report.
Writing on the wall
It now looks inevitable that Oxlade-Chamberlain has played his final game in a Liverpool shirt.
In fact, that final game came as far back as March 20th. That’s because the man signed for £35m from Arsenal hasn’t played a single minute since the FA Cup tie with Nottingham Forest.
Despite Liverpool playing 16 times since then, Ox didn’t see any game time at all.
The former England international was even left out of the squad for nine of those 16 games. Only twice was he afforded a place on the bench in the Premier League.
Add in the fact that his contract is expiring in a year’s time and the writing looks to be very much on the wall.
Ox’s value dropping like a stone
The only sticking point may come in terms of a fee. Having played so little in the second-half of the season, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s value will be at an all-time low.
It’s hard to say what Liverpool would look to recoup for his sale. But if they don’t plan to use him, they shouldn’t price him out of a move.
There was a time when Ox looked like he might explode for Liverpool. Unfortunately injuries came at a crucial time and the team moved on without him.
He can be proud of the contributions he made for the club, though. It shouldn’t be overlooked that in Liverpool’s title-winning campaign, he was the eighth most used player in the Premier League.
It may not have always come off for him, but he always gave his all whenever given the chance.
All the best for whatever comes next, Ox!