Liverpool’s highly rated winger Sheyi Ojo has been given the ‘green light’ to join Steven Gerrard at Glasgow Rangers on a season-long loan deal, according to the Daily Record.
The Gers boss appears to be ready to use his Reds connections again, which will be to the benefit of the Ibrox outfit.
Ojo is highly rated and Rangers are seemingly getting a player destined for a big future in the game.
In February 2015, the teenage winger left Liverpool to go on loan to Wigan and played 11 of their games in just over a three-month period until the end of the season.
In 2015-16, Ojo played 11 games for Liverpool before moving to Wolves to gain more experience and he appeared in 19 of their matches.
For the last two seasons he was loaned out to Fulham and managed to get 24 ties in the first team and Reims of France for 18 games last season.
He turns 22 on June 19 and has played for England at every level from the U16’s right up to the U21’s, so Ojo is definitely a quality player.
Although Ojo was born in England, he is still eligible to represent Nigeria through his family heritage, but no decision has been made so far.
Rangers boss Gerrard obviously rates Ojo extremely highly to bring him to Ibrox for next season, knowing exactly how important winning some silverware is going to be.
Out of the two Anfield players available for next season between Ojo and Ryan Kent, it is clear which one the Rangers fans would have picked.
Kent back next season at Rangers for another one-year loan deal is still a possibility, as the attacker appears open to coming back to Glasgow to remain working with Gerrard.
Rangers are on the way up again and they have invested with new added pitches, a first-class canteen upgrade, facilities and the new academy stand.
Jurgan Klopp and Gerrard have built and developed an excellent working relationship, especially when it came to Kent being looked after so well by the Rangers boss.
Thankfully Gerrard is trusted to help develop the Reds loanees and hopefully Ojo is the next to benefit from the Rangers coaching staff
Once Ojo heads to the Hummel Training Centre to start his full pre-season with Rangers, it won’t take him long to become a major part of the side.
Hopefully Ojo doesn’t think he can run riot in Scottish football, because it is not as easy as some English footballers think.
This is especially true at certain away grounds where it can become very physical and referees don’t often give ball players enough protection, which is a shame.