The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for their side to secure a deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain…
The Englishman has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for a while, and according to the Telegraph, a £35 million move has been made by the Blues.
Though it was a surprising move when it was first reported, it actually makes a lot of sense – and Chelsea should look to seal it as soon as possible.
There’s just a week to go until the Premier League window closes, and that demands a sense of urgency by the Blues. The longer it takes, the more likely Arsenal will just risk keeping hold of him and they may well rely on him signing a new deal. They aren’t going to accept a move with just a few days left in the window as they won’t have time to replace him.
It’s also a case of Chelsea needing a quick deal themselves. Their depth is lacking considerably, and the sooner they get a few players in the better. In the Ox’s case, he’s able to play out wide and in the middle, and so he’ll get a real chance at Stamford Bridge almost immediately.
At 24-years-old, he’s a perfect option for the present and the future, and Antonio Conte would be wise to get this deal done as soon as possible. He’s exactly what Chelsea need.
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