Toure Expects Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Succeed
Liverpool icon Kolo Toure claims that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be a major hit at Arsenal. The former Arsenal winger made the switch to Anfield for around £ 35 million, and he has signed a long-term contract with the club.
Liverpool have been trying to get Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a number of months now. After having finally got their man for a reasonable sum of money, manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to profit from the presence of the England international in the 2017-18 campaign. Kolo Toure, who was with the club as recently as a season ago, claims that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has the ability to become a major success for the club.
His signing has already prompted a surge in demand on 1st4Footballtickets.com, with tickets for their next few home matches now close to being sold out entirely.
At just 24 years of age, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has the best years ahead of him. As a result of being at Arsenal for almost 6 years, he has been able to learn the in and outs of playing for a top club. Toure, though, expects the England international to improve even more in the coming years. Liverpool have had a busy couple of weeks in the transfer market. The club recently announced a deal to bring in Naby Keita from RB Leipzig for around a £ 60 million, although the midfielder will not be moving to the club until next summer.
Until then, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be one of the expensive signings for the club. "I think he definitely strengthens the group and the team," Toure said. "He's English, he's 24, he's just coming into his peak years. He's a very quick and exciting player. It seems as if he wasn't happy at Arsenal, so now hopefully he can settle down, give the best years of his career at Liverpool Football Club. But I think he's a very, very positive signing,” said Kolo after having completed the acquisition of an Arsenal asset.