According to Calciomercato, Southampton are to do battle with Newcastle in their attempts to re-sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Lowdown: Saints getting busy
The Saints’ summer transfer window started off slow, but they have been busy more recently as Ralph Hasenhuttl and co prepare for the new campaign.
Romain Perraud (southamptonfc.com), Danyl Simeu (chelseafc.com), Valentino Livramento, Armando Broja and Adam Armstrong have all made the move to St. Mary’s Stadium, and now the Saints are seemingly eyeing more new faces.
The Latest: Saints eye Oxlade-Chamberlain
As per this latest report, Hasenhuttl and co are interested in re-signing £16.2m-valued Oxlade-Chamberlain (Transfermarkt).
Newcastle United are also said to be in pursuit of the versatile midfielder.
The Verdict: Top target
Oxlade-Chamberlain has come a long way since scoring ten goals and providing nine assists in 43 games for the club (Transfermarkt). His move to Arsenal was followed by a transfer to Liverpool, where he has now won the Premier League and the Champions League.
He has also picked up 35 England caps, while he was even called “outstanding” by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp (thisisanfield.com).
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However, last term, he made just 17 appearances for the Merseyside outfit in all competitions and so one would think he could be open to a move if it meant more playing time.
At just 27 years of age, he has plenty of football left ahead of him – a return to his first club could rejuvenate him.
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