It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Newcastle could be set to carry on this trend.
The reports in England suggested that Newcastle United have joined Southampton in race for Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The England international joined Liverpool from Arsenal for a fee in the region of 38 million euros in August 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
In 104 appearances for Liverpool, Oxlade-Chamberlain has managed to score 14 goals, and create 11 goals for his teammates.
His record for England is also impressive. Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored 7 goals in 35 matches for England at senior level.
The England international is currently out of favor at Liverpool and could leave the club this summer.
Steve Bruce wants to sign a new midfielder and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Liverpool midfielder and Newcastle could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The Magpies are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are the latest club to be linked with Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The 27-year-old struggled for playing time at Anfield last season. Southampton have been linked with a loan move for their academy product. According to Italian publication Calciomercato, the Magpies are also taking an interest in the former England man. It remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp is prepared to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain. The former Arsenal attacker earned praise from his manager after his performance against Osasuna on Monday.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
Newcastle United will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Oxlade-Chamberlain to join the club.
If Newcastle can agree on a fee with Liverpool, the deal should be easy to complete.
It is claimed that Liverpool are open to letting Oxlade-Chamberlain go.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
If Oxlade-Chamberlain is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Newcastle.
A move to Newcastle is exactly what he needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.
A midfielder of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Newcastle United squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Steve Bruce’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
It will be interesting to see if Newcastle make their move for the 27-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Should Newcastle United make a move for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.