Alan Shearer comments on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain move

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (C) in discussion with England team mates as they inspect the pitch on the eve of the World Cup qualifying match against Malta at Ta'Qali National Stadium on August...

Liverpool spent £40 million on signing the former Arsenal man.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England.

Alan Shearer, speaking to Coral, has said he finds it "very strange" that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has no best position - yet still commanded a big-money move to Liverpool.

The 24-year-old joined Liverpool from Arsenal in a £40 million deal.

Widespread reports suggest that he snubbed a move to Chelsea in favour of the Reds due to Jurgen Klopp promising him a centre-midfield role.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England.

The England international had spent six years at Arsenal and was played on the wing for most of his time in North London.

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain has designs a central role at Anfield, but Shearer tells Coral that he is unsure where the former Southampton man is going to fit in.

"Liverpool won the race to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain. But I have to be honest, I’m still not sure what his best position is. He wanted to go to Liverpool but where will he play there?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal controls the ball during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Arsenal FC at ANZ Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

"It is very strange when a player goes for £40 million and you are not sure if he is a winger, wing-back or central midfielder.

"I certainly don’t see him getting into the centre of midfield at Liverpool ahead of Lallana, Henderson, Can and Coutinho."

Oxlade-Chamberlain typifies how inflated the summer transfer market was. He has plenty of potential but to have achieved nothing in football and still commanded such a high fee is indicative of the route where football is headed.

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