According to Goal, Liverpool forward Sheyi Ojo is closing in on a season-long loan deal to Rangers, where he will become Steven Gerrard’s fifth signing of the summer already.
Well, the 21-year-old will be teaming up with former Liverpool captain Gerrard at Ibrox, where he will be embarking on his fifth spell away from Anfield on loan.
Ojo flopped on loan with Reims last term, scoring just one goal in 19 appearances for the French side.
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The Liverpool academy graduate fared slightly better the year before that with four goals and two assists whilst on a loan spell with Fulham in the Championship, but even so, he really hasn’t been setting the world alight on his stints away from Merseyside.
It is unclear what Liverpool see in Ojo right now, and it is equally baffling as to why they keep persisting with these unproductive loan moves.
Perhaps the Champions League winners are hoping Gerrard can ignite the talent that we know Ojo has on a more regular basis, but the England Under-21 international just doesn’t want to show it consistently.
You would forgive the club for allowing the youngster to have a few unproductive spells away on loan, but to have had four and not do anything of note to earn a permanent move away or a chance at your parent club is worrying.
Liverpool have become experts in the transfer market and are one of the shrewdest clubs around right now, and one would assume that they won’t continue to keep paying Ojo’s wages for him to not demand more of himself and kick on in the senior game.
Ojo shouldn’t be getting another loan away and it seems strange that Liverpool have now given him five chances to impress.
Surely the player only has room for one more failure before the Reds decide to sell him?