According to the latest reports from the Sun, Rangers are closing in on a move for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo. Steven Gerrard is said to be keen on bringing the Liverpool youngster on loan, and now talks have been held by the two parties to send the Englishman to Ibrox.
It is no surprise to see Steven Gerrard eyeing a deal for a fringe Liverpool player as even last year; he brought in the likes of Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria. Ejaria’s loan spell was cut short, but Ryan Kent went on to impress for the Glaswegian giants. Rangers are interested in getting him on loan once again.
Meanwhile, Ojo spent the last season with Ligue 1 outfit Reims. The winger hardly made any impact in France as he managed to start just three games in the French top division. However, Liverpool rates him highly, and the 21-year-old is expected to sign a new five-year deal before being sent to Ibrox.
If Liverpool are interested in giving him another deal, then the Rangers fans might feel that the player has something special in him. However, he is yet to show his true potential as he has had underwhelming loan spells before.
Do Rangers need someone like Ojo?
Steven Gerrard and Rangers have made it clear that they are doing everything in their means to sign Ryan Kent once again. It remains to be seen what would transpire in that deal. The Gers have also secured the signings of Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie, both of whom are wingers. Now if Rangers go on to complete the signing of Kent, then we don’t see the need of them going after Ojo.
Jamie Murphy and Eros Grezda are also other options in contention to start on the flanks. Not to forget, Daniel Candeias, who played down the right wing for the most of the season. Therefore we feel that even though Ojo might be a talented player, his signing looks unnecessary at the moment.
Or maybe Gerrard and Co have been made aware that they cannot land Kent again and they have turned their attention towards Ojo instead. It’s tough to understand how Gerrard would be able to use so many wingers at the same time. Maybe he has a few departures in mind, and that could be the reason why he might be looking to add Ojo.
Can Ojo be a good signing for Rangers?
He definitely has the potential to become someone like Kent. Regular game time might bring the best out of him. Predominantly a right winger, Ojo can play down the left as well. His pace, acceleration and ability to get out of tight spaces can make him a tricky player to handle. However, question marks have remained over his final product.
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