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The former English youth international with a Nigerian background has been sent to Gary Rowett’s side for a first team experience
Liverpool have confirmed Sheyi Ojo’s departure to English champions Millwall on loan in the 2021-22 season.
This is the 24-year-old’s seventh loan move due to his inability to break into the Reds’ first team.
During the 2020-21 campaign, he was loaned to Cardiff City. There he appeared in 41 league games with five games in his honor when Mick McCarthy’s Bluebirds failed in their attempt to secure promotion to the English top flight after finishing eighth.
After joining Gary Rowett’s men, Ojo will not only aim for regular action, but would be eager to help the Lions realize their EPL dreams.
“Sheyi Ojo has completed a season-long loan to Millwall,” it said in a statement Liverpool website read.
The Liverpool striker will spend the 2021-22 campaign with Gary Rowett’s team in the Championship after completing a temporary transfer on the day of the transfer deadline.
“Ojo, who joined the Reds in 2011, has played 13 first-team appearances for the club and opened his scoring account with an Anfield strike against Exeter City in a 2016 FA Cup draw.
“The versatile striker was also part of the English squad that lifted the FIFA U20 World Cup in the summer of 2017.
“He has previously loaned out Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fulham, Reims, Rangers and most recently Cardiff City.”
Ojo will be Rowett’s sixth signing of the summer transfer window and he will join the rest of the squad after the international window.
He joins DR Congo international Benik Afobe as the second African in the Den. Without obstacles, he is expected to make his debut when Millwall travel to the Hawthorns for their next league game against West Bromwich Albion.
After five games played so far, the Lions are in 17th place in the English log in the second row after increasing five points.
On the international stage, Ojo has represented England at the U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 level.
He was part of the English team squad for the Fifa U20 World Cup 2017. He first started against Guinea before playing several matches when Paul Simpson’s boys ruled the world after defeating Venezuela in the final.
Either way, he is eligible to represent Nigeria at the senior level.