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Rangers agree loan deal for Liverpool attacker but face wait for Kent: report

Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is expected to join Rangers on loan.
Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is expected to join Rangers on loan.

Rangers have reportedly agreed a loan move for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo but face an anxious wait over the future of Ryan Kent.

Steven Gerrard last season used his links with the Reds to bring in Kent and Ovie Ejaria on short-term deals.

Now, according to the Daily Record, the former Liverpool captain has brought in 21-year-old winger Ojo.

The England Under 21 international is highly-rated at Anfield and signed a contract extension last summer before heading to French side Reims on loan.

He made five Premier League starts at the end of the 15/16 campaign but, also spending time on loan at Fulham, he has made only two senior appearances for the Reds since then.

Last season, he started three Ligue 1 matches for Reims, making another 12 substitute appearances.

While Ejaria failed to settle in Scotland last season, Kent lit up Ibrox with a string of impressive performances to be named Scotland's Young Player of the Year.

Gerrard is undertsandably keen to see the 22-year-old return to Glasgow but, according to the Record, will be made to sweat it out as Liverpool deliberate over his future.

There is much speculation surrounding interest from Premier League newboys Aston Villa and Championship hopefuls Leeds United.

As Celtic found out last season when midfield target John McGinn moved to Villa Park rather than Celtic Park, the Scottish clubs can be outpriced if it comes down to finance.

It's on that basis that the Gers will be hoping Liverpool opt for another short-term move for Kent rather than cashing in this summer.

Should Kent return to Rangers, he will, alongside Ojo, provide further competition for Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones.

Jones, of course, will move to Glasgow from Kilmarnock this summer and will hope to nail down the left-wing starting spot, with Ojo primarily occupying the right-sided berth.

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