Rangers have rejected the chance to sign Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo on a permanent deal, according to a report from Football Insider.
The publication are claiming that while the outfit did consider making the move permanent earlier in the season, they have now reversed their decision and will not be taking up the option after his lack of development over the campaign.
Ojo moved to Ibrox in last summer’s transfer window as he linked up with former Anfield favourite Steven Gerrard. However, after some promising glimpses in the early stages of his career with the Gers, he has fallen off spectacularly, even failing to make the bench in recent games.
At the beginning of the season, the youngster was a key player for the Glasgow outfit and featured in 15 of the opening 16 Scottish Premiership fixtures. He did more than just make up the numbers on the pitch, notching up one goal and five assists as he showed his quality (via Transfermarkt).
However, he has since declined rapidly, appearing on the bench in just one of the last six league games. The winger was seemingly replaced in the January transfer window with Gerrard opting to sign Ianis Hagi and Florian Kamberi on temporary deals. Both players have made impacts during their short time at the club with the on-loan Hibernian attacker rescuing a point at St Johnstone, meanwhile, the Romanian scored a brace in the comeback win over Braga.
It’s not the worst news in the world regarding the £1.8m-rated, as per Transfermarkt, attacker especially because the club have found a suitable replacement. Hagi’s performances since signing on loan from Gent shows he possesses the necessary quality to make a difference for the outfit. With three goals and two assists in just 10 games across all competitions, the Romania international has made Ojo surplus to requirements.
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