Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a three-year contract with British Telecom and will star in adverts, as well as become a company ambassador.
The 19-year-old winger becomes only the second Premier League player to join the BT Sport lineup – alongside Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale.
England flanker Oxlade-Chamberlain said in a press release sent to GiveMeFootball: “I am very pleased to be named as a BT Ambassador and to feature in the adverts and as a guest for BT Sport.
“As a young player, I hope I can bring some real insight into the Premier League, as part of the BT Sport team.”
Ex-Southampton starlet Oxlade-Chamberlain burst onto the scene aged 17, and has rapidly worked his way up the football pyramid – having already won 10 England caps.
It is believed British players will appear at the forefront of BT’s marketing campaign in order to promote the company’s sport channel.
BT have the television rights to broadcast 38 live Premier League games as from next season, as well as top-flight football across Italy, France, Brazil and the USA.
Head of BT Sport Simon Green said of the partnership with Oxlade-Chamberlain: “We are thrilled that Alex has agreed to sign up for BT Sport.
“His hard work and dedication to improvement has already taken him to great heights and serves as an inspiration to young football fans that if you are good enough, you are old enough.”
BT’s acquisition of ESPN’s network in the United Kingdom and Ireland means they will also be able to show live games from the FA Cup, Europa League, Scottish Premier League and the German Bundesliga.
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