Attacker from Premier League giant wants Newcastle move - reliable journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool attacker Sheyi Ojo wants a move to Newcastle, according to a reliable journalist.
Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday morning that the 20-year-old left-winger is favouring a move to St. James’ Park this summer.
Nixon’s claim follows long reported links between Newcastle and Ojo, while former senior Sky Sports reporter Graeme Bailey recently claimed that the attacker was set to make a decision on his future with both Fulham and Middlesbrough waiting on a loan move.
However, it would seem that the Premier League is the England Under-20 international’s favoured destination as Rafa Benitez looks to conduct business with one of his former club’s.
Ojo has previously spent loan spells at both Wolves and Wigan in the Championship, which saw him pay 30 times in total, scoring three goals and returning four assists.
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He has also played 13 times for the Liverpool first team, but after just two FA Cup appearances in the last campaign he may now be seeking regular Premier League football.
Football Insider verdict:
Ojo should be considered a definite addition for Newcastle if he does indeed want the move. The attacker boasts the ability to play across the front three, but given he is a natural on the left, which is where the Magpies look weakest then he could certainly fill in a huge problem area. The England Under-20 international will only get better at this stage of his career and despite a years stalled development Newcastle could bring in a huge prospect in Ojo.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the Magpies have made an enquiry for this Serie A attacker.