It was reported in October that Chelsea were ready to spend £1.5m to take the youngster to Stamford Bridge.

Oluwaseyi Babajide "Sheyi" Ojo (born 19 June 1997) is an English footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool as a winger.

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Ojo returned from his loan spell and played a part in the Reds pre-season. On 2 August 2015, he scored his first senior goal, the winner in a 2-1 win at Swindon. Ojo chested down a long ball from Kolo Toure before striking it from the edge of the area. On loan Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux's hand was not strong enough and he allowed it into the net. Just two days later however, Ojo was sent out on loan to Championship side Wolves for the whole of the 2015-16 season.

"This is the opportunity of a lifetime for Seyi which has proved far too difficult to turn down," Dons chairman Pete Winkelman told the club website.

He added: "We are extremely proud to have Seyi in our record books as our first schoolboy to receive an international cap.

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:04, 15 May 2016 (UTC).

Ojo, who has been with the Dons' academy since 2007, played for the club's under-18s aged 13, was a regular in the under-16s and has trained with the senior squad.

He started on the substitutes' bench against Exeter City in the FA Cup third-round replay at Anfield before coming on just after the hour mark when he showed his class. Picking up a clever pass from Jordon Ibe, he bent a delightful left foot shot beyond the Exeter goalkeeper to seal Livepool's progress to the fourth round.

On 3 November 2012, Ojo- in only his second start for the Under 18s- scored his first goal for the side in a 4-2 victory over Wolves. Ojo impressed throughout and also provided the assist for Jerome Sinclair to score the opening goal of the match. Ojo racked up 11 appearances for the U18s during the season, scoring two goals. In the 2013-14 season, Ojo scored five goals in 29 appearances as he starred for the U18s. He also debuted for the U21s in their season.

After impressing at MK Dons a number of teams were interested in signing Ojo. As he explains: “I had quite a lot of choices. At home there was Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal – who have always been my team – Everton, Tottenham and Fulham. I wasn’t ready to go abroad but there was interest from Ajax, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan.

Legend Kenny Dalglish was in charge of Liverpool when Ojo was brought to the club at the tender age of 14.

Securing Ojo would be another great move for the NFF, but with the Liverpool star having already turned out for England’s U16, U17, U18 and most recently U19 sides, it remains unclear whether he would make the switch.

"Everyone at the club would like to wish Seyi the best of luck in his future and we all look forward to the day he runs out at Anfield."

Following an impressive early season campaign for the U21s, on 26 December 2014, Ojo was given a place on the bench for the first team match away to Burnley. After a few more appearances on the bench, Ojo transferred to Championship side Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season on 2 February 2015.

This would follow Arsenal teenager Alex Iwobi’s commitment to Nigeria in March, as the NFF look to call up their finest young talents.

He did alright actually after coming on as a 71st-minute substitute. Ojo wasted little time in getting involved in the match and played a key part in Liverpool's equaliser to save Klopp from any embarrassing post-match questions.

But according to the Mail‘s Dominic King, the Nigerian Football Federation have made a move to secure Ojo’s services on the international stage.

Ojo was born in England but is eligible to turn out for Nigeria through his father, and having impressed in the second half of 2015/16, has emerged on the Super Eagles’ radar.

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"There has been a lot of interest and speculation regarding Seyi which he has coped with admirably."

Noor reached the semi-finals of Miss Teen Great Britain and is becoming more and more recognised around the city.

“In an ideal world I would have wanted to go to Arsenal but the choice was more about my development. The most important thing is to be in the first team at a young age and had I gone to Arsenal or Chelsea it may have been harder. I joined Liverpool when Kenny Dalglish was manager and he was giving youth more of a chance."

The 19-year-old has been compared to both Daniel Sturrdige and Raheem Sterling for his technical ability, lightning quick pace and tenacity.

Ojo was born in Nigeria, but grew up in England and has represented the Three Lions at under 16's, 17's and 18's level, and recently netted a brace during a 4-1 demolition of Poland.

Nigeria’s latest squad, including Iwobi, former Reds loanee Victor Moses and Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, had an average age of just 24.3, underlining their change in focus.

It's a fairly big deal to be described as the 'new Posh and Becks' but Ojo and girlfriend Amaani Noor have been labelled just that.

His powerful, energetic performances have seen him rise above Jordon Ibe in the pecking order on the flanks, with Jurgen Klopp clearly an admirer of his potential as a top-level attacker.

Raheem Sterling is the most recent talent to emerge from the ranks, and has swiftly gone on to represent England at a World Cup.

Oluwaseyi "Sheyi" Ojo (born 19 June 1997) is an English footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Liverpool.

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Born in Hemel Hempstead, England, his name "Babajide" is a variant form of the Yoruba name: Babatunde, meaning "Father returns" or "Father comes back to life".[citation needed]. During his time with the Liverpool Football Academy, Ojo was a student at Rainhill Media Arts College, in Rainhill, England.[24]

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Having made a number of appearances on Liverpool's bench over the festive period, Ojo joined Wigan Athletic on loan on 2 February 2015.[7][8] Five days later, he made his professional debut coming on as a 59th-minute substitute for Wigan in a Championship match against AFC Bournemouth, with Wigan naming Ojo as their man-of-the-match after he had a positive impact on the game.[9][10]

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Ojo made his Premier League debut on 20 March 2016, replacing Joe Allen in the 87th minute in a 3-2 loss away to Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.[16] He made his first start for Liverpool in the Premier League against Stoke City at Anfield on the 10th of April 2016, where he assisted Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool's second goal in a 4-1 win, before being replaced by Divock Origi.[17]