Liverpool confirm Oxlade-Chamberlain signing

Friday, 01 Sep, 2017

Liverpool have agreed a fee of £35 million for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Speaking from England's St George's Park base, Oxlade-Chamberlain said, "I'm delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities".

The winger could be one of three players that may leave the Emirates this summer.

It seems likely that Oxlade-Chamberlain will get a place in midfield for the Reds, having rejected Chelsea who were more likely to play him at wing-back.

The Premier League champions had a bid accepted by their London counterparts but the player held out in favour of a preferred move to Anfield.

Sources have indicated that Oxlade-Chamberlain has been keen on a switch to Anfield for some time now and is excited at the prospect of working with manager Jurgen Klopp.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was also wanted by Chelsea, has penned a five-year contract with the Merseyside club.

He will become Liverpool's second most expensive signing after Guinea global Naby Keita, who will join the club from next season after the Reds triggered a £48m release clause in the RB Leipzig midfielder's contract.

Press Association Sport understands the clubs have agreed a deal that will see the England worldwide move to Anfield.

The 24-year-old swapped Arsenal for Liverpool in a £40 million move today.

Oxlade Chamberlain played 198 times for Arsenal since joining them from Southampton in 2011. He is a good player for the squad at this moment, but central midfield, I am still scratching my head on that one.

"We won that game but lost the return match at Arsenal when he started and played well, I think he hit the post".

Before the window closes at 11pm tonight, Liverpool could still seal deals for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk and AS Monaco attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar if they can convince their clubs into selling.