Rangers’ interest in Sheyi Ojo stepped up over the past 24 hours with further claims that Steven Gerrard seeks the Liverpool winger on a permanent deal.
The ex-Reims attacker has had a mixed start to life at Ibrox, with a strong stat count and assists/goals, but his playstyle has divided some fans amidst concerns about selfishness and lack of end product, but none of this has deterred manager Gerrard according to reports, and Rangers are allegedly interested in capturing his signature for good.
With recent signing Ryan Kent setting Rangers back £7.5M, it’s not unreasonable to assume the same ballpark figure would be required by Liverpool again for a player similar to Kent in reputation and in fact who came to Ibrox with a much better CV than the former Freiburg winger.
But it’s equally fair to say few fans, even the biggest advocates and backers of Ojo would endorse that kind of sum on a player who, in most supporters’ eyes, hasn’t really proven himself worthy of the shirt yet.
It’s a very interesting twist, this interest in signing Ojo permanently, and we certainly await Steven Gerrard’s presser on Friday with anticipation over his confirmation or otherwise of this story.