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Former Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secures move to Besiktas

Oxlade-Chamberlain set to leave Liverpool this summer

Former Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joined Turkish outfit Besiktas on a free transfer, according to The Athletic

The 29-year-old had been without a club since leaving Liverpool at the end of last season

Several Saudi Pro League clubs were reportedly keen to sign him, while Brentford were also credited with an interest. 

However, Besiktas have won the transfer race for the experienced midfielder. 

Fabrizio Romano reports he has penned a three-year contract with the Black and Whites, keeping him at the club until 2026. 

Besiktas are one of the most successful teams in Turkey, having won 21 league titles.

Oxlade-Chamberlain came through the youth ranks of Southampton, where he earned his competitive debut aged 16 in 2010. 

His impressive development caught the attention of Arsenal, who signed him for an initial £12 million in 2011. 

The midfielder established himself as an important player for the Gunners, netting 20 goals in 198 appearances across all competitions.

The England international moved to Liverpool in a £35m deal in 2017. His time at Anfield saw him lift the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. 

In 146 appearances across all competitions, the 29-year-old contributed 18 goals and 15 assists for the Reds. 

He would have had a greater role at Anfield if not for the fitness issues that hampered his progress. 

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