Goal reported recently that Liverpool winger Sheyi Oji was a summer target for Nottingham Forest. Although he’d be a decent acquisition for the Reds they should perhaps be asking the Premier League champions for another youngster instead.
Ovie Ejaria spent last season on loan with Championship rivals Reading and had been set to sign for the Royals on a permanent basis this summer.
It would seem as though the deal is no in doubt though, given some financial uncertainties at the Madejski Stadium.
With that in mind, the Reds would be wise to pounce and bolster their own attacking ranks in the process ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
It is thought that Liverpool value Ejaria at £3.5 million (This Is Anfield) and that might be doable for the Reds in some way, shape or form.
The 22-year-old typically operates as a central midfielder but he does offer something different to Forest’s current options.
Ejaria loves to get forward and his array of skills could give the Reds a much-needed creative spark from the middle of the park.
Last season the youngster scored three goals and registered five assists, although in a better side there is enough to suggest he could thrive even more.
Ejaria has spent time on loan with Sunderland and Rangers during his career and with the right coaching, he could develop further.
With the Forest squad a relatively young one, Ejaria could slot in nicely if the Reds chose to add him to their ranks.
Right now there is no indication the Reds are interested but if Forest want to recruit more attacking quality, they could do a lot worse than snare Ejaria from the clutches of Reading.