Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, maybe it’s something in the water but Southampton seem to have gotten a knack recently in producing young, promising British talent. The latest one to emerge is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a 17-year old lad who only signed his first professional contract in August and, until a couple of months ago, most people hadn’t heard of.
As you’d expect he’s been linked with all the big clubs in England in recent weeks, with Arsenal and Chelsea seeming at this stage to be the favourites to get him onto their books. But don’t rule United out of the running, who have had a transfer policy in the last couple of years of paying not insignificant amounts on promising youngsters. As ESPN Soccernet have reported (link here)