After it was reported that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was on his way to Stamford Bridge, the transfer took a dramatic turn as The Ox apparently declined to move to Chelsea despite the two clubs agreeing on a £40 million fee.
The reason being that he thought he would be played as a wing back like he had done at Arsenal, and he has his heart set on playing in central midfield.
When I heard that I thought “fuck, we’re screwed as which other team is stupid enough to buy an average player?!”. Fortunately for us, Liverpool are one such team.
After buying legends such as Andy Carroll, Steward Downing, Bruno Cheyrou, Robbie Keane, Salif Diao and Andriy Voronin, it seems as if the Merseysiders are happy to make Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain their second most expensive signing ever, even though they already have far superior midfielders such as Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Georginio Wjinaldum – who I’d pick well before letting Oxlade-Chamberlain in central midfield.
But how do you feel about his departure? Is it a case of good riddance? Or will you be crying into your Wheetabix tomorrow morning?
Cast your vote here and leave your thoughts below!