Newcastle were interested in signing 20 year-old Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo on loan in January and there’s news today that Rafa would like to sign Ojo on loan for the upcoming season in the Premier League.
Ojo made just two Liverpool appearances last season having played 11 times in the previous campaign following a successful loan spell at Wolves.
Ojo needs to play to develop his game, so Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is willing to loan the young winger out for next season to get first team playing time.
20 year-old Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo – could come in on loan
Burnley are the other club who have registered an interest in signing the youngster, who Liverpool paid MK Dons £2M for back in 2011 when Ojo was only 14.
At the time there were some other big clubs after the winger, with Chelsea one of the clubs that missed out on him.
Ojo was a team-mate of Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong in the England U20 squad that won the World U20 Championship earlier this month in South Korea.
Ojo came through the famous Liverpool Academy and made his debut for the Reds in January of last year.
He was born in Hemel Hempstead and joined the MK Dons’ Academy when he was just 10 years old back in 2007.
He showed precocious talent 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.
He has so far played 13 times with one goal for the Liverpool first team, but his first team appearances last term were in short supply.
After signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool in the summer of 2015 he joined Wolves on a season long loan.
He appeared 17 times for Wolves scoring two goals for them that season.
It could be advantageous to both Liverpool and Newcastle that he gets some playing time at Newcastle under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez.
But it looks like the deal may be like the Tammy Abraham proposed loan deal – with no option to buy the player – and that would be a disadvantage for Newcastle.
It’s much better that we get loan players in who we can sign if and when they make big gains in their game under the coaching of our manager Rafa Benitez.
We suppose it’s possible to get an option to buy Ojo in the loan deal, but very unlikely.
What do you think about this?