This comes after the wantaway English international was set to move to Chelsea, as both clubs had agreed upon a fee, but the player decided to opt for Liverpool. According to various sources, the Reds are paying £35m for Ox, and the fee could rise to £40m.
Ox wanted to move away from Arsenal in order to have a fresh lease of life, and with only a year left on his contract, the Gunners failed to convince him to put pen to paper.
Arsene Wenger wanted to keep him at the Emirates, and offered a contract worth up to £180,000-a-week, but it has gone on to show that the player is not moved by money.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 31, 2017
Ox went on to play 198 matches for Arsenal and scored 20 goals during this period. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be delighted to get hold of the youngster with his experience in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the club sees him as a long-term replacement for James Milner, and feels he could go on to become a vital force in years to come.
Liverpool are 2nd in the Premier League table with 7 points after 3 matches, after having thrashed Arsenal 4-0 last week. The Merseyside club is considered to be a serious challenger for the title this season, and the deal for Chamberlain goes on to show the depth they are keen to add in order to come out strong against other contenders.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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