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Liverpool transfers: Contract forces Reds to give up on Sheyi Ojo sale

Liverpool won’t be able to sell Sheyi Ojo because of his contract. The Reds will have to keep him on the books.

Sheyi Ojo has a contract situation that works for no one. It’s one that almost certainly means Liverpool can’t sell him this summer.

Ojo has had a strange Liverpool career. He arrived as a highly promising youngster back in 2011 and appeared set for big things.

It just hasn’t really happened. Ojo has looked like a good player at times but never enough to secure a place at Liverpool. That’s led to plenty of loan deals.

Ojo has been at six different clubs since 2014, not including Liverpool. He’s played in the Championship, Ligue 1, the French second division, and the Scottish Premiership.

But no one has ever tried to buy him for decent money. There’s always been enough to put clubs off, presumably Liverpool’s asking price.

Because there’s little doubt that Ojo is good enough to play in the Championship. He’s proven that beyond doubt.

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It looks as though he’ll never be bought, however. Liverpool would almost certainly want to sell him this summer as they have Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic, Taiwo Awoniyi and others.

His contract, however, makes it near-impossible to find a buyer.

Sheyi Ojo contract

Per the Mirror, Ojo’s contract is up in 2022. That gives him one more year before he departs Liverpool for good.

Thus it’s highly unlikely that any team will pay money for him. Not when he’s available in a year for nothing.

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It means there’s almost certainly another loan deal on the cards, unfortunately. Liverpool will want his wages paid for by someone else if they can’t sell him, after all.

They’ll loan him out with hope that he performs enough to entice a January bid. Someone might fancy trying to bring him in before it’s a free market next summer.

But that’s the best-case scenario. In all likelihood, Ojo departs for nothing in 2022.

It’s a real shame for Liverpool as Ojo is a talented player and they’ll instead never profit from that. But that’s the risk with constantly loaning a player – sometimes, the player’s reputation just never grows enough.

And now we’re here, with Ojo not being a player anyone will take risks over. As rare as it is, this has to be called a Liverpool failure.

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