Newcastle frustrated in loan bid for Premier League winger

Sheyi Ojo during his loan stint at Wolves.
Sheyi Ojo during his loan stint at Wolves.

Newcastle United have been frustrated in a loan move for Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo.

Rafa Benitez is looking to sign another winger in this summer’s transfer window, and Ojo has been identified as a potential recruit by the Spaniard.

Newcastle – who have already signed winger Christian Atsu from Chelsea this summer – have approached Benitez’s former club about the possibility of taking Ojo on loan.

But Liverpool made it clear that the winger is unlikely to be farmed out this season.

A number of other Premier League clubs are also understood to have enquired about the England Under-20 international, who has had loan spells at Wolves and Wigan.

Newcastle can only hope now that Liverpool’s stance changes before the summer transfer window closes.

Ojo helped England’s Under-20s win the World Cup earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Tyrone Bartlett will finally complete his move to Newcastle after getting international clearance.

The 17-year-old striker, the son of former Charlton Athletic and South Africa striker Shaun, had a successful trial at the club last season.

l Newcastle have confirmed their final pre-season friendly.

The club will take on Hellas Verona, managed by former United coach Fabio Pecchia, on August 6 (3pm kick-off). Ticket details are yet to be announced.