Borussia Dortmund are reportedly preparing to ‘seduce’ 27-year-old Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain into a move this summer.
According to Fichajes, Dortmund are interested in signing Oxlade-Chamberlain as the England international has ‘seemingly’ grown tired of his lack of minutes at Liverpool.
The report claims Liverpool want a fee of €20m for Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dortmund would be able to afford a deal if they sell Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
For starters, Dortmund may need to cash in on Haaland or Sancho before they can make an offer for Oxlade-Chamberlain. This means that Liverpool do not need to be worried about Dortmund’s interest in Oxlade-Chamberlain in the immediate future, but it could become something that they need to deal with further down the line. If Dortmund sell Sancho, for example, then they could use some of that money to tempt Liverpool into selling Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The 27-year-old has only started two games in the Premier League for Liverpool this season and did not start any of the club’s matches in the Champions League. This could suggest that Jurgen Klopp does not believe Oxlade-Chamberlain is good enough to play regular football for the club in his current state, with a number of midfielders ahead of him in the pecking order. Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, James Milner, Curtis Jones, Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum are among the other central midfield options at Klopp’s disposal.
This means that Oxlade-Chamberlain could be disposable this summer and a transfer to Dortmund could work out for all parties involved. It could give Liverpool some extra funds to strengthen other areas of their team whilst also allowing Oxlade-Chamberlain to go to Germany and potentially play regular first-team football for Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
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