Sheyi Ojo is widely regarded as one of Liverpool's brightest young talents, and after Jordan Ibe's successful loan spell at Derby County, it seems that Liverpool are eager to give more of their youth players extended time in the English Championship. According to the Daily Mail, Wigan manager Malky Mackay watched Ojo play U21 football against Manchester United last Monday, and rumors of a future loan deal are in place.
"There's a lot of interest around him in terms of loan," said Liverpool U21 manager Michael Beale to the Liverpool Echo.
However, Ojo is at an age where immediate production is not expected, which may negate the need for a loan move. "People have to remember Sheyi is only 17 and he's still a scholar, he's got a lot to develop," said Beale.
"Sheyi's got so much promise we sometimes want something earlier than it's able to come. We'll keep supporting Sheyi, I'm sure he'll get there."
Beale emphasized that an Ojo loan deal would only happen if the situation was right. "We've got to make sure it's the right thing for Sheyi and if he goes out that he's going to play and if he's not going to play, he's got to get access - like Conor Randall tonight who's at Shrewsbury - to come back and play for us."
"It's all about the decisions we make now for him and with him to help him get to the next level. But I'm certainly glad he's in my dressing room and nobody else's."