Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will pay £35m to the Gunners for the transfer, with an additional £5m to potentially be paid in bonuses, based on the player’s performances.
The 24-year-old passed his medical tests at St. George’s Park, where he currently trains with the England national team. Earlier this week, the player made it clear that he will not renew his contract with Arsenal and Arsene Wenger decided to sell him.
Chelsea were the first to agree terms with the Gunners, but the player refused to signed for Antonio Conte’s side, after realising that he would be used as a wing-back. Oxlade-Chamberlain was very keen on playing in central midfield, this being one of the reasons he left Arsenal. Liverpool have stepped in and agreed a transfer fee for the player, who has now signed a long-term contract with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
According to Sky Sports, the player gave a short statement on the completion of the deal: “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. It has been a massive help.
I’m not going to say too much. I’m here with England and we’ve got two big games coming up, so I want to focus on them. But I can’t wait to get to Melwood.”