Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly close to joining Besiktas, with the midfielder now a free agent having left Liverpool this summer at the end of his contract.

According to the Daily Mail, the England international has just landed in Istanbul to complete his medical with Besiktas, with Oxlade-Chamberlain expected to sign for the Turkish giants in the coming days.

Oxlade-Chamberlain left Liverpool this summer after his deal came to an end, with many expecting the 29-year-old to remain in England amid interest from the likes of Brentford.

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However, it’s Besiktas who have now seemingly won the race for Oxlade-Chamberlain’s signature, with the midfielder set to become the next English player to make the move to Turkey this summer.

Praised by Andy Robertson as an ‘unbelievable’ player, Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a force for Besiktas if he can stay fit an remain in good form for the Turkish side who could be competing in Europe this season.

Indeed, Oxlade-Chamberlain deserves a moment in the spotlight and a platform to show off his qualities, and a move to Besiktas could do just that for the former Arsenal superstar next season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain could thrive at Besiktas

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English players in Turkey have had a mixed record over the years, but given how good Oxlade-Chamberlain can be on his day, the former Liverpool man could become a hit in Istanbul with Besiktas.

The midfielder, when fully fit, is a weapon in the midfield and could be ideal in the Turkish Super Lig, where Oxlade-Chamberlain will be able to showcase the best of his abilities.

Moreover, a potential run in Europe with Besiktas could get the best out of Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the midfielder’s best performances for Liverpool seemingly coming on the continent.

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