Some Rangers fans have been left stunned tonight following reports that Steven Gerrard is working on a permanent deal for divisive winger Sheyi Ojo.
The on-loan Liverpool winger hasn’t really connected with the Ibrox faithful and his performances, while his stats have been surprisingly decent, have failed overall to win over the punters.
He does, however, appear to be an absolute Gerrard favourite and has a glut of appearances this season, especially in the Europa League so perhaps this story isn’t as fanciful as it seems.
While we had previously attributed his appearances to the usual loan clauses, the word of permanent contracts being banded about Ibrox for his services may hint that it’s more than that, and the manager really does rate him.
It’s a surprise alright for a great portion of the support who really disagree with the manager on this one, but then the Ryan Kent Fallacy always rings true – a winger with potential who the crowd didn’t take to until November when he began to settle and is now a truly spectacular asset who can destroy any defence in the SPL and frankly beyond on his day.
This means Ojo, while not yet the toast of the Main Stand, deserves time like anyone else to hopefully find his feet and prove what a player he is believed to be capable of being.
So maybe it’s not a huge shocker after all.
Or maybe the manager just got this one wrong, if the story is true. Who knows!