Liverpool target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering a summer switch to Merseyside because of an apparent opportunity to play in his preferred central midfield position.
This is according to the respected Chris Bascombe in the Telegraph, who states:
“Oxlade-Chamberlain wants his career to develop as a central midfielder rather than wide man and Klopp’s interest will make Liverpool front-runners should a transfer materialise.”
Arsene Wenger has consistently moved the 23-year-old around Arsenal’s side, using him as a winger, a midfielder, or most recently a wing-back, impressing on the right of the Gunners’ adapted 3-4-3 system.
He’s also spent much time on the bench, which has also stunted his progress, and with one year left on the England international’s deal, it’s looking unlikely that he’ll renew terms.
If Oxlade-Chamberlain does indeed want out, we’ll be considered frontrunners, although a £25m fee will still be required.
Ironically, the last Premier League star who moved to Liverpool to play in central midfield was James Milner… The Englishman did so for around eight weeks, too, until Brendan Rodgers was sacked and replaced by Jurgen Klopp – who’s turned the Englishman into a left-back!