A surprise contender has emerged for the signature of Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The former Arsenal winger, a £40 million addition in 2017 [Guardian], is out of contract at Anfield this summer.
And therefore, Liverpool find themselves in an awkward position.
Do they sell Oxlade-Chamberlain this month or risk losing him on a free six months down the line?
Considering how much he cost, it’s a dilemma for Liverpool.
According to The Daily Mail, Brighton & Hove Albion are keen on signing the 29-year-old, whom the report claims could leave Merseyside during the January transfer window.
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The report has added that other Premier League outfits are interested in the England international, too.
Brighton dismantled Liverpool 3-0 in a league outing earlier in January.
And given what Roberto de Zebri is doing at Albion, a stint with the Seagulls might well interest Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The player, who started his career at Southampton, has had well-documented injury problems down the years.
But barring a hamstring issue last summer, he has been consistently fit since missing a whole year of action across 2018 and 2019.
In other words, he does have some value for Liverpool in terms of figures and should an attractive offer arrive, don’t be surprised if Jurgen Klopp and his team accept.
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