Premier Liverpool Transfer News: Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez makes £10m Sheyi Ojo bid


The England Under-20 international has spent the past six years on the Reds’ books since moving to Merseyside from MK Dons.

And his performances as he’s risen through the youth ranks have turned heads and seen him push for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s senior squad.

Ojo made a pair of FA Cup appearances for Liverpool last season and had been expected to build on those next term.

However, reports today suggest the 20-year-old is more likely to be turning out at St. James’ Park than Anfield.


“Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is wanted by Newcastle and Middlesbrough”


According to The Sun, Rafa Benitez has been in touch with Klopp over a deal for Ojo.

The newspaper say that conversation involved a £10m offer - after Newcastle saw a previous loan bid knocked back.

The Sun claim Ojo will now miss Liverpool’s pre-season trip to the Far East to discuss a Magpies move.

And that news is likely to come as a blow to Garry Monk, who’s also been tracking the winger.

The new Riverside Stadium boss is hoping to secure promotion back to the Premier League with Middlesbrough.

And The Sun reckon he was willing to guarantee Ojo first-team football ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.