After waiting so long for another signing after Gervinho, it seems that we are concluding another one this morning. Although he's not the defender we've been craving for, the versatile attacking midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will still be a great signing for us.
As reported earlier today by ESPN and now by Sky Sports, Chamberlain is currently undergoing his medical right now at London Colney and will be an Arsenal player shortly, signing for a fee around 12 million pounds form Southampton.
The fee is expensive for any player of that age, especially one only proved in League One, but less than half of that sum will be paid this year, with much of it coming in instalments. Similar to Theo's deal.
Arsenal have stepped in to get him before United, who have been monitoring him for a while, and after Liverpool had their own bid rejected to sign the 18 year old. He was highly sought after and is seen as one of England's brightest prospects at the moment.
Having scored 10 goals and getting 9 assists last year from midfield, Chamberlain was clearly too good for the league last season, and will be in the first team if he joins. He may only play the odd Carling Cup match, but will be good cover during the African Cup of Nations.
A signing is a signing & we can only hope for the defender shortly.
What do you think about Chamberlain's transfer? What do you think about Arsenal's transfer policy right now? Please leave a comment.