Forward Offered Five-Year Deal? Ojo & Gomez To Head Out On Loan

Afternoon Bulletin

Liverpool offer five-year deal to £25m-rated forward

Liverpool have reportedly contacted Angel Correa’s representatives to offer the Atletico Madrid star a five-year deal at Anfield. The Argentina striker has been in talks with the Reds over a summer move to Anfield and the club are said to be willing to spend £25million on the 22-year-old, who has scored nine times in 52 appearances since moving to Atletico Madrid from San Lorenzo in the summer of 2014.

The player has two years left on the current deal and the reports suggest Liverpool have offered to double his wages by moving to Anfield, with a five-year deal, worth £55,000 a week on the table. Jurgen Klopp could then allow Daniel Sturridge to leave if he gets Correa signed up at Anfield.

Atletico Madrid could be tempted to cash in with the club currently under a transfer embargo. Sale of Correa could free up funds for the signing of Diego Costa from Chelsea, who has been heavily tipped to return to the Spanish capital.

Sheyi Ojo set to join Middlesbrough on loan

Middlesbrough appears to be in pole position to beat Newcastle to the loan signing of Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo,

Boro boss Garry Monk is keen to further strengthen his attacking options ahead of the new Sky Bet Championship season by signing the Liverpool youngster, following the signings of midfielder Jonny Howson and defender Cyrus Christie.

The 20-year-old started his career at Milton Keynes Dons before making the move to Anfield in 2011. Ojo previously spent time on loan at Wigan and Wolves, but made just two FA Cup appearances for Liverpool last season and did not feature in the Premier League. Ojo has also represented England at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 level.

Joe Gomez provided Brighton and Huddersfield boost 

Brighton and Huddersfield are among the clubs keen on loaning Joe Gomez for the season. Gomez has hinted he will consider a loan move away from Liverpool this summer after the England Under-21 defender admits simply getting back on the field and getting regular action under his belt was the main aim for the 2017/18 season – whether that is at Anfield or elsewhere.

“The main thing is getting regular football,” he told the club’s official website.

“I just want to get back to enjoying my football and playing consistently.

“I think that’s something I’ve missed over the last couple of seasons with the injury, but now it’s all in front of me. I just have to put in the work and be prepared to do it.

“This team, with this manager—it has all the attributes to be a top season, and obviously with European football this season that’s a great stage to play on. It’s just nice to be back amongst it,” he added.