Before the 2020/21 campaign got underway, Nottingham Forest were linked with Sheyi Ojo from Liverpool. The winger was deemed surplus to requirements and eventually joined Cardiff. One year on, the Reds flyer looks to be in the same boat.
The 24-year-old isn’t part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans and will be allowed to leave. The player’s agent, according to Goal, has already fielded calls from clubs in Belgium and Greece for the £5m-rated player.
Ojo offered a reminder of his quality on Monday night. Liverpool’s under-23 outfit defeated Everton and Ojo scored for Barry Lewtas’ team. Keeping his eye in is ideal and he’ll hope to get hooked up with a club before the transfer deadline.
The versatile winger has enjoyed a strange career. He has spent lots of time on loan with Rangers, Fulham, Wolves, Wigan, and Stade Reims, listed as his former clubs.
Last season he managed five goals and seven assists for the Bluebirds, with Mick McCarthy’s team narrowly missing out on a place in the play-offs.
Cardiff haven’t moved for him again though. That could have something to do with the £5 million valuation and that will be the case for a lot of Championship clubs.
Could Forest return for Ojo?
It does seem somewhat unlikely given the £5 million bounty placed on him by Liverpool. The longer he remains at Anfield though, the more likely, the Reds will be to let him out on loan.
Forest could perhaps do with one more winger. Ojo has bags of experience and in that sense, he could prove a decent player when it comes to a loan move.
It would seem that unless a sale is forthcoming, Forest won’t be spending big this summer. With that in mind, they need to make sure the squad is stocked with a couple of solid loans before next Tuesday.
Ojo’s performance for the under-23s caught the eye in midweek and perhaps Forest will monitor his situation closely.