Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly keen on joining Unai Emery’s Aston Villa ahead of the next season.
According to Football Insider, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to join Aston Villa ahead of next season. With his time at Liverpool almost up, the 29-year-old is looking to join Unai Emery’s team. As per the report, he has already told his friends about the move.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract at the Merseyside club will expire at the end of the month. It was pretty clear that Liverpool won’t push for a renewal as they want to revamp their midfield ahead of next season. While the 29-year-old was an integral part of their first team for quite a few years, his game time had reduced over the past few seasons.
He was on the decline and could not meet the demands of the German manager, Jurgen Klopp. The England international featured in a total of just 13 matches for the Reds and was on the pitch for less than 500 minutes in the recently concluded season. He was no longer an important part of their first team setup and Klopp had decided to move on quite a few weeks back.
The player was informed about the decision and he was not the only midfielder who was shown the exit door. Naby Keita and James Milner also left the club after years of service. With the three leaving, Liverpool are now looking for a midfield overhaul to revive themselves after a disappointing season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to be a free agent at the end of the month, and he has quite a few offers to choose from. However, it seems the 29-year-old has already made a decision. He is keen on joining Aston Villa and has already informed his friends.
Villa have done wonders under Unai Emery who is now looking to take the next step by signing experienced Premier League players ahead of next season. They have already acquired Youri Tielemans and now want to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Emery is a big admirer of the 29-year-old and he believes Oxlade-Chamberlain’s experience could come in handy. The Spanish manager is a big fan of his versatility and has managed to convince the Liverpool midfielder to join the club.