Rangers are believed to have discussed the possibility of signing Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo on a permanent deal, according to a report by Football Insider.
The winger is currently on loan with the Gers and appears to have become an integral member of Steven Gerrard’s side already.
Liverpool are said to be likely open to offers for the 22-year-old next summer, once his loan deal with the Light Blues comes to an end, although Rangers are thought to going to be needing to stump up a figure of several million to make his stay at Ibrox permanent.
As mentioned, Ojo has been a key member of Steven Gerrard’s squad this season and appears to be one of the first names on the teamsheet more often than not.
According to data collected by TransferMarkt, the 22-year-old has already made 17 outings across all competitions for the Gers, contributing with five goals and four assists. To put those match figures into context, the Liverpool man has only missed three games so far and has made the joint third-most appearances.
Clearly, there is plenty of time left before Rangers have to look to make a deal with the Premier League outfit for the winger, whilst there is still plenty of the season for them to make a decision on whether he is someone worth keeping in Glasgow beyond his current spell.
However, Gerrard’s side should, perhaps, learn from the Ryan Kent ordeal as it took them months to finally complete a deal worth up to £7.5m for him just before the transfer window in Scotland slammed firmly shut for the winter months (Sky Sports).
Ojo has clearly become a key player for Gerrard and Rangers and has chipped in with some important contributions already – his winning goal against Feyenoord in the Europa League is just one that stands out – so it should not come as a surprise to hear that the club are considering to make a move to sign him permanently.
By thinking about it now, it could help put the Light Blues in a better position to try and secure his signature a lot earlier than they did with Kent, although whether he will be available at a suitable cost remains to be seen.
If he continues to perform as well as he is, perhaps, the Glaswegians will need to spend the same sort of money they shelled out this summer.
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