Some transfer news over the weekend was that Rafa Benitez is now interested in getting 19 year-old Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo on loan at Newcastle for the rest of the season.
And this youngster seems like he could become a great player in the future and he has already had a couple of loan spells in the Championship with Wigan and Wolves.
So what do we know about this player?
19 year-old Sheyi Ojo – Liverpool’s talented young winger
Ojo was born in Hemel Hempstead and joined the MK Dons’ Academy when he was just 10 years old.
He showed how precocious he was at a young age and by the time he was just 13, he had already played for the Dons’ U18 side and was even training with the first team squad.
Ojo then joined Liverpool as a 14-year-old for a sizable fee of £2M and even then there were some other big clubs after the winger, with Chelsea one of the clubs that missed out on him.
Ojo came through the famous Liverpool Academy and made his debut for the Reds in January of last year.
He has so far played 12 times with one goal for the Liverpool first team, but has made only one appearance for the club this season.
So it could be advantageous to both Liverpool and Newcastle that he gets some playing time at Newcastle under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez.
Ojo joined Wigan Athletic on loan in early February of 2015 and played 11 times for them that season.
And then after signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool he joined Wolves on a season long loan in the summer of 2015.
He appeared 17 times for Wolves scoring two goals for them last season.
Rafa of course is in good standing at Liverpool so there must be a decent chance that we can get this lad in on loan and it would seem like a win-win situation for both clubs.
We’ll just have to see what happens, but with our mounting injuries it would be very good if we can sign a winger, striker and creative midfielder in the next two weeks.
The January transfer window closes at 11:00 pm on Monday January 31st so there’s not a lot of time left.
What do you think?