SOUTHAMPTON have been priced as favourites to sign Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Sky Bet make Saints 5/1 favourites to re-sign the former Arsenal man.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be heading back to Southampton this summer.Credit: getty
Oxlade-Chamberlain graduated from the Southampton academy and they lead the likes of Crystal Palace, West Ham and Leicester according to Sky Bet.
The 28-year-old has endured a tough season at Anfield, starting only nine league games all season, and only one since January, and hasn’t completed 90 minutes on any occasion.
The midfielder has spent five years at Anfield since signing for £35million from Arsenal in 2017 and has won the Premier League and Champions League during his spell with the club.
With only a year left on his contract, it’s likely that Liverpool will try and sell him this summer for a fee rather than lose him next year for free.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the Southampton academy as a 7-year-old back in 2000 and became the second youngest appearance maker for the club, behind only Theo Walcott, when he was 16.
He left the Hampshire club to join Arsenal for £12m as a 17-year-old and won three FA Cups and three Community Shields there during his six years under Arsene Wenger.
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London sides Crystal Palace and West Ham have also been linked with a move for the English midfielder. Palace will be looking to build on their impressive first season under Patrick Vieira and hope to push for a top-half finish next season.
With Conor Gallagher returning to his parent club Chelsea this summer, Oxlade-Chamberlain could be seen as an able replacement for him.
West Ham are looking to strengthen their side for the demands of European football next season and are priced at 7/1 for to prise for the former Gunner from Liverpool.
Despite reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League this season, the Hammers’ lack of depth in their squad ultimately cost them the chance to maintain a push for the top four as well as fighting for European silverware.
Having secured Europa Conference League football next season, David Moyes’ side will be eager to build a squad strong enough to challenge on both levels.
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