After the departure of Xherdan Shaqiri to Lyon earlier this week, we could soon be about to see another wide-forward depart Liverpool.
That’s according to Goal’s Neil Jones, who says that Sheyi Ojo will find himself a permanent move away from Anfield before the transfer window closes.
Ojo has been at Liverpool since 2011, when Liverpool paid a fee, believed to be worth around £2m, to take him from the MK Dons at the young age of 14.
Although he’s made a few appearances for the Reds’ first-team, most of Ojo’s game time as a professional has come when he’s been out on loan.
He’s spent time with Wigan, Wolves, Fulham, Reims, Rangers and Cardiff City but now it looks like his next move away from Liverpool will be a permanent one.
When appearing on our Transfer Insight show, Jones was asked if he expects Ojo to leave and he said:
“Yeah, he will yeah and I think it’ll be a permanent move. Liverpool are in that sort of position. He’s got two-years left on his contract, so whatever he does on loan won’t boost his value as his contract will be expiring.”
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Ojo showed promise at times in the Liverpool first team, but never really enough to think that he’d be a valuable player for Jurgen Klopp.
At the age of 24, the time is right for The Reds to sell Ojo and for him to go and kick-start his stuttering career at a club where he can settle down, rather than him going out on yet another loan move.
Any fee that Liverpool receive for Ojo is likely to be minimal, but even so, if the Reds can recoup some money and get an unwanted player off the wage-bill, then they should be more than happy enough with the forward’s exit.
To hear more from Neil Jones on Liverpool’s squad depth and transfer updates including Salah’s new contract CLICK HERE