Liverpool agree loan deal for Sheyi Ojo with Middlesbrough and Fulham

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Sheyi Ojo chases down a loose ball against Tranmere
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Sheyi Ojo is weighing up offers from both Middlesbrough and Fulham but Newcastle United are yet to offer anything worthy of consideration, according to James Pearce.

When Liverpool took on Tranmere Rovers in their first game of their 2017 pre-season programme, Sheyi Ojo was the brightest player on the pitch in the first half and his elegance on the ball certainly had many supporters’ at Preston Park entertained.

The young English winger has plenty of potential and Jürgen Klopp thinks the best way for him to develop is to be sent out on a season-long loan with plenty of clubs interested.

According to the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce, the Reds have received “suitable offers” from Middlesbrough and Fulham and “are prepared to sanction his exit on a temporary basis for the 2017/18 campaign.”

Although Newcastle United have also expressed an interest in Ojo, the newly-promoted Premier League side have not offered “a package which Liverpool would accept.”

On the other hand, Pearce reports that Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is ready to offer Ojo the regular first team football that Klopp is demanding and insists is vital to Ojo’s growth as a young footballer.

Most of Liverpool’s players are on tour in Hong Kong but Ojo remained in England as Klopp decided that a loan would be the best course of action for his career.

And with “productive discussions with Garry Monk at Middlesbrough”, Ojo has a decision to make as to which side he would like to join.

Ojo has been in demand ever since he played a helping hand in England U20s winning the World Cup in South Korea over the summer.

After a stress fracture hampered his development last season at Liverpool, Ojo will be anxious to crack on and make up for lost time and a loan spell at a Championship spell will offer sufficient game time for him to hone his skills and then return to Liverpool for the next stage of his career.

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