Liverpool FC Transfer News: Southampton wants Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains a JÃ¼rgen Klopp favorite, but injuries have seen the attacking midfielder drop well in the pecking order at Anfield and minutes will likely be hard to find for the 27-year-old this season.
This could lead to a departure before the transfer window closes, with West Ham being a frequently mentioned landing spot this summer. Oxlade-Chamberlain might have other suitors, however, with reports of interest in Southampton today.
Or at least that’s the story of TalkSport, which claims Southampton want to bring back the former youngster who last played for them in League One in the 2010-11 season before being bought out by Arsenal. under a Â£ 12million contract.
However, the Saints would only look at the player on loan, and while Liverpool would likely not stand in the way of the player’s departure if they wanted to move on in search of playing time, it is difficult to see them accepting a loan.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s status as a nationally trained player gives him added value for the Reds, and if he leaves the club would likely have to replace him with another local player – or give up his place in the squad. current vacant this season.
Southampton might like to bring the player home on loan, but for Liverpool it would be very unprofitable to ship a popular local depth option without at least getting a reasonable transfer fee in return for him.