Frank Lampard has had his say on the links between Derby County and Scunthorpe United midfielder Funso Ojo.
Reports emerged in the early stages of this week linking Championship rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest with a move for Scunthorpe United’s high-rated midfielder Funso Ojo.
Now, speaking to the Derby Telegraph, Rams boss Lampard has dismissed reports that they are keeping tabs on the Belgian.
“The month of January throws up lots of names behind the scenes,” Lampard said.
“Sometimes it is an agent that is trying to generate interest. So, it might be one of those.”
Belgian midfielder Ojo has been putting on some impressive performances at Glanford Park since his arrival in the summer of 2017, catching the eyes of the two Championship sides. After struggling with injuries in the earlier in the season, Ojo has played an important part in Scunthorpe United’s turn in form recently, winning four of their last five games under Stuart McCall.
The Iron aren’t looking to sell Ojo, with him being an important part of McCall’s side as they look to continue their climb away from the League One relegation zone.
Prior to joining Scunthorpe, Ojo spent his career playing in Belgium and Holland with a host of sides. He started his professional career playing for Dutch giants PSV. He played 19 times for the PSV first-team before leaving in 2012, moving to Belgian club Beerschot SC, starting the first of three brief spells in the next three seasons.
After a year with Beerschot, he spent a season with Royal Antwerp and moved to Willem II after one campaign. Ojo spent two years with Willem, playing 67 times. In 2017, Ojo joined Scunthorpe and has gone on to play 71 times, scoring three goals and picking up seven assists.