According to a report by Anfield Central, West Ham United have now made a fresh approach to sign Liverpool attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Lowdown: The Ox and the Hammers…
The Englishman has recently been linked with a move to east London following a frustrating season under Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside.
News then emerged of GSB’s interest in the former Arsenal star as manager David Moyes aims to bolster the squad for next season.
The Irons will need more strength in depth, especially as they enter the Europa League group stages for 2021/2022.
The Latest: GSB have now made fresh approach…
As per Anfield Central, the Hammers have now made a fresh approach to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain for next season – but Liverpool have taken a firm stance.
According to the outlet, Klopp and co do not want to sell the 27-year-old and will only do so if the player himself asks to leave Merseyside.
Moyes is said to be an admirer of Oxlade-Chamberlain and believes the £120,000-per-week attacker can succeed at West Ham.
Alas, as it stands, this report indicates that Liverpool will fight tooth and nail to keep him.
The Verdict: Not a priority…
While Oxlade-Chamberlain is arguably a proven player in the Premier League and still has plenty of years before his sell-by date, Moyes should have other priorities this summer.
Among them, signing a new centre-forward and completing a permanent deal for Jesse Lingard should be taking precedent.
The ex-Southampton man could prove useful for Moyes given he can play on both wings or in midfield, but he certainly shouldn’t be at the forefront of West Ham’s plans.
Lauded as an ‘outstanding player‘ by Klopp, however, it will be interesting to see how this unfolds over the summer if GSB and co decide to take a risk on the injury prone but talented ace.
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