Liverpool’s record transfer remains Andy Carroll for £35m in 2011, but according to the Telegraph, we’re willing to pay the same amount for another Englishman this summer.
James Ducker reports that we’ve not been scared off by Arsenal’s £35m Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain valuation.
They suggest that despite the 23-year-old’s contract running out in 2018, the Gunners will demand the hefty sum for his services – but we’re willing to spend it on the versatile midfielder who’s not fulfilled his potential at the Emirates.
This term, The Ox has only started 12 Premier League games, which is nowhere near enough for a player of his talent. Under Arsene Wenger, he’s not held a consistent position and it’s harmed him. He’s been used on the flanks and in central midfield and it’s stunted his development.
We think he’s best when he’s allowed to run at players though, so would imagine if Jurgen Klopp was interested, he’d have a set idea of how to maximise him – much like his plan for Gini Wijnaldum this season.