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Ex-Liverpool Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Sign for Besiktas

All the best in Istanbul, Ox.

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After the expiry of his contract and becoming a free agent in June and following a summer of uncertainty, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has in the end decided that his best option is to sign with Besiktas in Turkey.

There had been rumblings that the Ox would be taking his talents to Aston Villa in June, but no firm offer appears in the end to have materialized and so instead of Birmingham, it now appears that he’ll be going to Istanbul.

All the best, Ox. Most of us will remember him barnstorming from deep in his debut season for us, with a couple of long-range bangers against Man City as the highlight. Still, his contributions to our title-winning season in 19/20 after his serious knee injury were rather underrated as well.

There’s obviously still a player in there who can contribute, and perhaps the level of the Turkish Süper Lig will see him thrive. Here’s hoping Ox can get plenty of minutes in Istanbul and be happy doing it. You’ll never walk alone, Alex.

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