Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain finally finds a new club after Liverpool exit

Daryl Finch
10 months ago

Former Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has finally found a new club, completing a move to Süper Lig club Besiktas.

The 30-year-old, who was released at the end of his contract alongside the likes of James Milner, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino, has signed with the Turkish team until 2026 as he looks to revive his career following multiple injury setbacks, including two serious knee injuries.

Highly decorated

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined Liverpool from Arsenal in 2017 for £35 million, collected six major trophies during his six-year stay at Anfield, making 146 appearances and scoring 18 goals for the club.

Ultimately, however, the Southampton academy graduate struggled to consistently nail down a place in Jürgen Klopp's starting eleven, losing out to more consistently available performers such as Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and the aforementioned Milner.

A three-year contract

The former England international, who had been linked with multiple sides in England, including Brighton and Hove Albion, Aston Villa and Newcastle, has signed a lucrative deal with the Istanbul-based team.

A statement issued by the club read: "The player will be given a net signing fee of 1,500,000€ and a net guarantee fee of 2,500,000€ per football season."

Perhaps crucially given Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury record, "In addition, a maximum net fee of 10,000€ per game will be paid per game according to the time he takes part in the competitions."

The move to the 16-time Turkish champions provides Oxlade-Chamberlain an opportunity to rejuvenate his career away from the intense scrutiny of the English Premier League.

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