Rangers are on the verge of completing a loan move for Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria this summer. According to recent reports, the Gers are ready to seal a swoop for the Reds youngster in the next 48 hours as the new Rangers boss, Steven Gerrard looks to stamp his authority at the club.
If the potential deal goes through, Ejaria will become Gerrard’s fourth signing of this summer transfer window. Some sources are now claiming that the Teddy Bears could complete a loan move to bring the English starlet to the Ibrox Stadium in the next few days.
Ejaria has struggled to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team and spent the entire second half of last season on loan at Sunderland. However, he was unable to help the Black Cats avoid a relegation to League One. The 20-year-old had featured in 11 matches for Sunderland last season, scoring one league goal in the process.
It could prove to a shrewd signing for the Gers if they can pull off a move for the Liverpool youngster this summer as he will definitely be an upgrade over their current midfield options.
Rangers had a poor season last term but the arrival of Gerrard as their new boss has raised the spirits of their loyal fans. The Glaswegian club will now need to make some clever additions to their squad if they are serious about closing the gap to their local rivals, Celtic, next term.
The addition of Ejaria will definitely bolster Gerrard’s midfield options ahead of the new campaign. The Gers have midfielders such as Josh Windass, Jordan Rossiter, Andy Halliday and Greg Docherty vying for a starting berth at the centre of the park. The potential acquisition of Ejaria will undoubtedly improve their team significantly and add more competition for places within Gerrard’s squad.
The Reds midfielder will benefit from a switch to the Ibrox Stadium as he can flourish under the guidance of Gerrard which might help him fulfil his potential in Scottish football. At the mere age of 20, Ejaria still has a lot of time to develop and take his game to the next level. Liverpool will also benefit from loaning him out for the next campaign as he could come back as a much stronger player capable enough of challenging for a place in Klopp’s senior squad. Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of Ejaria and whether he ends up plying his trade at the Ibrox Stadium this summer.