Sheyi Ojo makes Fulham switch

Liverpool loan Ojo to Fulham

Liverpool loan Ojo to Fulham

English Championship club Fulham have confirmed the signing of Nigerian-born England U-20 World Cup victor Sheyi Ojo from Liverpool on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old winger received offers from several clubs including Middlesbrough, Derby and Aston Villa before choosing to move to Craven Cottage.

The Whites are chasing one of two left-back targets - Cardiff's Joe Bennett and Bordeaux's Maxime Poundje - as well as a new striker to compete with Aboubakar Kamara.

The England Under-20 global, who joined the Reds from MK Dons in 2011 for £2m, has had previous loan spells at Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

At his age Ojo should have played more than two games for the Reds' first team over the course of the entirety of the last campaign and he should at the very least be going out on loan to a Premier League side, rather than Fulham.

"I'm delighted to welcome Sheyi Ojo to the Fulham Football Club", Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan said.

"He possesses fantastic physical talents and also carries himself with poise and class".

And this summer he came on a substitute when England beat Venezuela 1-0 in the U-20s final for their first global trophy since winning the 1966 World Cup at Wembley.

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