Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with West Ham over the past few weeks, with some of their targets going astray. Time is running out to sign these players, so David Moyes must act quick to get the deals done. Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is someone who could be considered for a loan deal if other midfield options do not transpire. (ExWHUemployee)
Oxlade-Chamberlain has two years left to run on his deal at Anfield, but the 27-year-old missed the first half of last season with a knee injury. Which could be a worry for Moyes, who has troubles with injury’s already in his squad. He had a good season in the 2019/20 season, contributing five goals and eight assists in 25 games for the Merseyside club. However, with recent injuries, he hasn’t been up to that standard last season. Only making 13 appearances last campaign.
Since Georginio Wijnaldum has left the club, joining PSG this summer, Liverpool have had to be careful on who they sell, and has reduced the options going into the 21/22 season, which could mean more guaranteed game time for the more lesser players in the team sheet, such as Oxlade-Chamberlain.
According to TalkSport, West Ham are set to make a bid for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Liverpool want to cash in. Furthermore, the interest is certainly not new. In April the Hammers were considering a move for the midfielder. (football.london)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would definitely suit West Ham, with his style of play similar to how David Moyes wants his players to play. Quick and direct, always looking to play the ball forward is a excellent trait to have, and certainly Moyes likes that in a player. His workrate is good with him having pace and agility to close down players sharply.
A loan move would be perfect for the East London club, with not taking a huge risk with an injury prone player. Also adding to their paper thin squad depth that they have, the club desperately need players through the door before the new season starts. With versatile players being a priority, Oxlade-Chamberlain is just that.