According to a report by Anfield Central, West Ham United have contacted Liverpool with an approach to sign midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – despite the fact he has been out for the majority of the season through injury.
The 27-year-old, who has no shortage of experience on the biggest stage, amassing 35 caps for England at international level, has barely been used by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp since recovering from a lengthy layoff.
West Ham make contact for Oxlade-Chamberlain
He missed 113 days for the Reds due to his injury, but Klopp has only called upon Oxlade-Chamberlain twice for a starting role and 10 times off the bench since his return.
Now, Anfield Central report that he is enticing West Ham, who may be looking to poach the midfielder.
Apparently, David Moyes and co are looking to capitalise on their fine form by strengthening with key players for the 2021/2022 season – especially considering they could be in Europe.
Transfer Tavern take
The Reds allegedly wish to keep hold of Oxlade-Chamberlain amid West Ham’s interest, but it will all come down to whether he is ready to settle for less playing time.
Klopp recently heralded him as an ‘outstanding player‘ back when he was nearing a return from injury, but whether or not this is a deal the Irons should prioritise is debatable.
Currently on a reported £120,000-per-week at Liverpool, while he holds experience at the top level, GSB may wish for him to take a significant pay cut for this move to be possible.
In other news: Sky pundit blown away by player West Ham are reportedly targeting, find out more here.
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