Taking a closer look at a Liverpool youngster who could prove to be a good loan signing for Leeds United.
According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds United are targeting a new winger as their final piece of summer transfer business.
The report goes on to reaffirm Leeds’ interest in left wingers Floyd Ayite and Raphael Martinho, but suggests the club are unwilling to match their current sides’ valuations.
If that remains the case with the new Championship campaign on the horizon there is an alternative that Leeds manager Uwe Rosler may consider – and that is bringing in a promising young winger on loan from the Premier League.
After all, he has already shown he is not averse to signing players on a temporary basis by bringing in Cardiff City’s Tom Adeyemi for the season, and while that may lead to a permanent deal in due course a short-term deal for Sheyi Ojo could prove to be a master-stroke for the Whites.
The Liverpool winger is yet to make his first-team debut but he did spend some of last season on loan at Wigan Athletic, where he shone – including in a fixture against Leeds.
Ojo made 11 appearances in total for the Latics prior to his Anfield return and he is rated extremely highly on Merseyside.
He has pace, trickery and innate talent and looks set to blossom into a fine footballer, so what better way to do that than by playing a full season at Leeds.
He may be inexperienced but he has skill in abundance and with Liverpool unlikely to give him much game-time next season another loan move appears the most likely option.
Leeds may yet move for the likes of Martinho or Ayite, but as a cost-effective if short-term alternative, Ojo ticks plenty of boxes.