According to journalist and transfer insider Dean Jones, Aston Villa are interested in signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT;
“He is a player of interest, but there are others they want to look at too in that situation.
“I think the really interesting thing about Oxlade-Chamberlain is he’s so adaptable in terms of where they could play him.”
There is no doubt that Steven Gerrard has played a part in the interest in signing the Liverpool midfielder this summer, and has always had high praise for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Back in 2017, Gerrard was the Liverpool U18’s coach and praised the club’s signing of the former Arsenal star:
“Well I think he’s already become a fantastic player, and that’s the reason why we spent £35m on him.
“I think he definitely strengthens the group and the team.”
Since the compliments from the current Villa boss, the £10m midfielder who was dubbed “dynamite” by Jurgen Klopp has gone on to prove him right, playing a role in Liverpool’s success in winning the club’s first-ever Premier League title and a Champions League over the last five years.
This season Oxlade-Chamberlain has had more of a bit-part role in the Merseyside giant’s squad making 28 appearances, scoring three goals and contributing three assists in all competitions.
Despite his lack of game-time at Liverpool, the central midfielder is attracting attention from a number of clubs with Manchester United and West Ham United both linked with interest in the player this summer, so if Gerrard is interested he will need to make an attractive offer for the star.
The Villa boss could reunite Oxlade-Chamberlain with Philippe Coutinho after the pair played together at Anfield, and if Johan Lange can secure a deal it could be an opportunity for Gerrard to spark a formidable partnership between the two players at Villa Park next season.
With that being said, it would be a major coup for the Villains if Johan Lange could bring in a player with Oxlade-Chamberlain’s experience and winning mentality into the centre of the pitch for just £10m this summer.