Rangers have discussed signing Sheyi Ojo from Liverpool on a permanent deal, Football Insider can reveal.
The winger, 22, has been a mainstay of Steven Gerrard’s starting XI since joining from Anfield in the summer on a season-long loan.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider the club hierarchy have talked internally about converting the loan into a full-time transfer just as they did with Ryan Kent.
Gerrard is a big admirer of the left-footed attacker and is convinced he will be a more consistent matchwinner when he has accumulated more senior experience.
The Rangers coaching staff believe Ojo is set to be even more effective as the season goes on, just as Kent was during his loan spell last term.
The winger started the season quite slowly but ended it in outstanding form, scooped the Scottish young player of the year and joined permanently in a protracted summer move for £7.5million.
It was the second-biggest fee paid in Rangers’ history and their highest in nearly two decades.
Rangers are likely to need to pay multi millions to land Ojo permanently, although the exact sum will depend upon his impact and performances over the month ahead.
Like Kent, Ojo is unlikely to make the cut at his parent club, where the competition for places is the greatest it has been in a generation.
He has a long-term Liverpool contract but they are likely to be open to offers next year.
Ojo has made 17 appearances for Rangers this season, scoring five goals and supplying four assists.