Ex-Liverpool starlet who cost £2m at 14 now playing for unknown Belgian side

A former Liverpool youngster who cost millions as a 14-year-old now finds himself playing for an obscure club in Belgium.

In the early 2010s, Sheyi Ojo was being taunted as one of the hottest talents in the country. Then of MK Dons, clubs across Europe were said to be checking out the winger before the Merseysiders won the battle to sign him, playing £2million for his services.

As usual for a promising young player, Ojo found himself farmed out on various loans to gain first-team experience, playing in the EFL for Wigan, Wolves, Fulham, Cardiff and Millwall. He also had stints with Reims in France and in Scotland with Rangers

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However, he never did enough to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plan and after a little more than a handful of first-team appearances over eight years, he finally severed ties with the club last year, joining Cardiff on a permanent deal.

Ojo played regularly last season, making 39 appearances for the Championship club, scoring two goals. However, this term has been a different story.

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He is seemingly not in the plans of Turkish boss Erol Bulut. After just one substitute appearance against Colchester in the Carabao Cup, he was sent out on loan to Kortrijk for the rest of the season. Currently rock-bottom of the Belgian Super League with just five points, Kortrijk are owned by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.

They are one of the smaller club in the top flight, winning the second tier on two occasions and finishing runners-up in the Belgian Cup once. Ojo is at least enjoying some game time with four starts, plus two substitute appearances, since the switch, although he is yet to find the net. Next up is a home clash against high-flying Club Brugge on Saturday.

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