Transfer Focus: Rangers signing Sheyi Ojo would be bad news for Daniel Candeias

Rangers are hoping to sign Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo on loan this summer, according to The Daily Star.

What’s the story?

Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard has utilised his links with the Reds to land Liverpool players in the past, with Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria both signing up last summer on loan.

The paper say that Ojo is the latest Anfield talent ready to make the switch, but not before being handed a new long-term contract at the club.

They reckon he is highly rated by Jurgen Klopp and his staff and despite a disappointing season on loan at Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims they think he can benefit strongly from a year in Glasgow.

Does he have enough experience?

Rated as worth £1.8m by Transfermarkt, Ojo is still just 21 years of age and while he’s never been a regular starter across an entire season so far in his career he does already have a fair bit of experience at decent clubs.

He mostly played off the bench for Stade de Reims last term but before that had loans at Fulham and Wolves in the English Championship.

Don’t forget too he isn’t entirely a stranger to Liverpool action, making 13 senior appearances for the club to date, scoring once and assisting four times.

What does it mean for others at Ibrox?

If Ojo arrives in Glasgow then it could be curtains for one or two regulars in the Rangers team currently.

The one you’d think would benefit least is right-winger Daniel Candeias, whose status in the squad has already been put at risk by the capture of Motherwell talent Jake Hastie.

The Liverpool prospect can play on both wings and so could compete for places with Jordan Jones, Hastie and Candeias, but given the latter is not a new, fresh signing and has shown signs of regressing this season, surely it would be him that is in danger of losing out completely.

There’s also Gers youngsters like Glenn Middleton pushing for a place in the squad, so the Portuguese veteran could find himself squeezed out by youth when the squad meets up for pre-season.