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Liverpool Agree Deal For Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Liverpool Agree Deal For Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool have today come to an agreement with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. This comes just a day after Chamberlain turned down a move to Chelsea.

The fee agreed for the midfielder is 35 million. Chamberlain will join Liverpool on a five-year deal. Chamberlain, who is currently away on International duty, will undergo a medical soon. Arsenal are letting Chamberlain go due to the players refusal to sign a new contract. Arsenal offered the midfielder 180,000-a week deal last week, which he turned down.

Speaking last week, Arsene Wenger urged Chamberlain to commit to Arsenal,” I personally am determined to keep him here at the club in the hope he will commit.”

Chamberlain’s move comes just days after Liverpool thrashed Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield.

What are Liverpool getting?

Versatility above all else. Chamberlain plays in a number of positions. Right-back/wing-back. Centre mid and right or left-wing. He’s extremely fast powerful and skillful. And is exactly the squad player Liverpool need. The main question is will he get in to the starting 11. With his desire to play midfield, can he unhinge the likes of Can and Henderson? That remains to be seen.

Chamberlain will earn 120,000 a week at Liverpool. He is the 4th signing of Liverpool’s summer, after Salah,Solanke and Robertson. Salah has so far impressed, scoring against Chamberlain’s newly former club on Sunday, can the OX emulate Salah’s form.

 

Elsewhere in the window.

 

West Brom have signed Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG on loan. The polish international has signed for one season.

Swansea City are close in on out of favour Renato Sanches.

Serge Aurier is close to joining Spurs for 23 million.

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