Jurgen Klopp set to sanction Sheyi Ojo loan deal with 2 clubs interested

9 July 2017

Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is reportedly set to leave the club on loan this summer, with Newcastle United and Middlesbrough both interested.


The 20-year-old was part of the England squad to win the U20 World Cup in South Korea in June, but finds himself on the fringes on Merseyside.

Having made just two appearances for the senior side last season, hampered by a troubling back injury, Ojo is in need of regular first-team football in 2017/18.

According to the Times, Jurgen Klopp is prepared to allow Ojo to leave on loan in order to secure this.

And newly promoted Newcastle and freshly relegated Middlesbrough are said to be set to make approaches to secure the youngster’s services for the upcoming campaign.

Klopp is believed to enjoy positive relationships with both Rafa Benitez and Garry Monk, which should allay his fears that Ojo would stagnate further if he left Anfield.

Middlesbrough are the more likely to provide Ojo with the key role that he requires, with Newcastle having already signed Christian Atsu from Chelsea for £6 million this summer.

Monk is currently lacking in genuine wide options as he looks to inspire Boro to promotion at the first time of asking.

Ex-Barcelona youth Adama Traore is attracting interest from a host of clubs both in England and abroad, with the Magpies among those touted as an option for the 21-year-old.

If Adama did make the move to St. James’ Park, Ojo could expect to play a significant role in Boro’s push for a return to the Premier League.

Liverpool have seen many of their youngsters shine on loan in the Championship in recent seasons, including Danny Ward at Huddersfield Town in 2016/17.

Ward served as David Wagner’s No. 1, and returned for pre-season training at Melwood on Saturday looking to compete for a starting role with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius.

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