The transfer deadline day drama has started as Sky Sports reports that Turkish giants Galatasaray are keen on signing 22-year-old Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
According to Sky Sports, a French agent has been sent to London to try and complete a deal, but when Sky had spoken to him and he said he is not very hopeful.
Mirror reported, Turkish giants Galatasaray are preparing a huge offer for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
They have made contact to enquire about the England international’s availability and are determined to try to get their man.
Galatasaray is clearly thinking about the future rather than this window, but they are deadly serious about making it happen – and insist they have got the money.
It would be a huge statement for Turkish football, and that is why Galatasaray are ready to throw money at it.
Turkish clubs have generally signed players in their late 20s or early 30s, such as Robin van Persie, Lukas Podolski and Wesley Sneijder. So this is a marked shift in their tactics.
Arsenal is yet to begin serious negotiations with Oxlade-Chamberlain about a new contract, but will be determined to keep one of their prized assets.
After rising to prominence with Southampton during the 2010–11 season aged 17, he signed for Arsenal in August 2011. Scoring twice in his first three games for the club, Oxlade-Chamberlain became the youngest English goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history and has also claimed a regular place in the England Under-21s team. Fans have nicknamed Oxlade-Chamberlain “The Ox”, derived from the first part of his surname, as well as his physical tenacity and powerful playing style.
Oxlade-Chamberlain made his debut for the senior England side on 26 May 2012 in a 1–0 win against Norway in a friendly.Following this, he received a surprise call-up to the England squad for UEFA Euro 2012, becoming the second youngest player ever to represent England in the European Championships behind Wayne Rooney.
For Gunners, he made 121 appearances and scored 13 goals assisting 20 more.
He also has 20 international caps to his name and scored times.