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Glasgow Rangers signing Ovie Ejaria would give them midfield pairing capable of dominating Scotland next season

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are said to be closing in on Ovie Ejaria, with Steven Gerrard using his connections to get a deal over the line.

Ovie Ejaria of Sunderland in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

According to a report in the Scottish Sun, Glasgow Rangers are on the verge of signing Ovie Ejaria, and his arrival at Ibrox could give Steven Gerrard a midfield capable of dominating games.

Ejaria is set to arrive at Rangers on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season, and the youngster could thrive in Scotland.

Ejaria impressed on a loan spell with Sunderland last term, with his physical ability and passing skill coming to the fore.

Ovie Ejaria of Liverpool  and  Reiss Nelson of Arsenal in action during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Meadow Park on August 25, 2017 in Borehamwood, England.

Those qualities could be perfect for Gerrard at Rangers, and a potential partnership with Rossiter should excite the Ibrox crowd.

Rossiter’s progress at Rangers has been slow, with injury problems plaguing the England youth international, but there is hope that Gerrard could be the man to unlock his potential.

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And if Rangers could link Ejaria and Rossiter in midfield, they would have a duo capable of dominating games.

Ejaria could help win the physical battle, with the pair both very comfortable in possession.

Rangers are likely to want to retain the ball far better than they have over the past campaign next time around, and Ejaria and Rossiter would give Gerrard the platform he needs to develop a passing game at Ibrox.

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